Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is urging all citizens to plant flowers at their homes, offices and communities.
Speaking to her constituents at the Penal Quinam Government School on Sunday, Persad-Bissessar said whenever she travelled she always marvelled at the cleanliness and beautiful surroundings of international countries. "Why can't we all work together to make our country like that. We have to clean up and beautify our surroundings. Why can't we all plant flowers everywhere and make our homes, villages and communities beautiful?" Persad-Bissessar asked.
She said since she launched her Clean and Beautify T&T programme two weeks ago, several corporate sponsors had started providing equipment and manpower. On June 27, Persad-Bissessar said she hoped to inspire every citizen to beautify their surroundings at home. She said she had already liaised with local Government representatives to provide assistance in the clean up drive. "I want every citizen to clear up the bulk waste at their homes and to plant flowers and plants around their homes. Trucks will be made available to tow away industrial and bulk garbage from people's property," Persad-Bissessar said.
She added: "We want the children to get involved with this. Since we came into government people are excited to work and we are there to help. We want all the old people to also get involved in this project because as a team we can all make our country a better place." She noted that Government would look at pension reform once Parliament was convened. The Prime Minister also explained that building T&T would take place from the bottom up, because it was imperative that the Government consult with the citizenry at every level to effect positive changes in T&T.