Cepep contractors are now moonlighting as bailors, claims
Oropouche MP Dr Roodal Moonilal.
During his contribution in the Lower House yesterday, Moonilal
left the MPs and members of the public gallery in stitches
as they guffawed at his remarks.
Moonilal was speaking on a private motion brought to the
House by Caroni East MP Ganga Singh on Cepep having been
subjected to an audit by the Auditor General.
Moonilal said the idea of Cepep was to create entrepreneurs
who were facilitated by the State, and not created.
However, he said, this was not the case with Cepep contractors.
know some of these entrepreneurs they create, you know where
you can find them if youre looking for them,
in the Magistrates Court in San Fernando, and when they
ask you have bail? When they say yes and they
ask the bailor, What is your job? I am a Cepep contractor.
are taking bail in the San Fernando Magistrates Court in
charges from possession of firearm, guns and possession
is where Cepep contractors are
That is how you can
identify them, Moonilal said, as he chuckled along.
The MP said Cepep was created as a political device to prevent
people from turning to crime.
Mr Speaker, if you do not build the values to prevent people
from turning to crime, people would just take the Cepep
and URP money and help finance crime, he said.
Moonilal said in changing the mindset to and against crime,
there must be a value system involved.
threaten that if you dont get Cepep money you will
commit a robbery, he said.
Speaker, when you keep corbeaux as pets eventually they
will dig out your eye.
is what they did...They go and keep corbeaux as pets and
then they come and dig out their eye and then wonder what
has happened to crime.
is the genesis of the criminal element we face...They were
keeping corbeaux as pets.
However, this did not seem to stand too well with Speaker
Barry Sinanan as he addressed Moonilal.
hope Im wrong...I hope you were not inferring that
Cepep workers were corbeaux, but if you were, I hope that
is not what you intended to do, Sinanan said.
Moonilal responded quickly that this was not his intention.