La Horquetta/Talparo: Getting it Done!

The UNC Team in La Horquetta/Talparo continues their work of representing the people by constant lobbying for an equitable distribution of resources by Central Government within the constituency, as well as executing various projects through the three UNC Councillors Ryan Rampersad, John Lezama and Balmati Gosyne.  

The Constituency Executive, together with the Councillors and UNC activists participated in various demonstrations within the Constituency of La Horquetta/Talparo highlighting some major concerns of the residents in the respective communities. Demonstrations were held in Carr Road, Caparo, Esperanze Road, San Rafael, Mundo Nuevo and Fletcher’s Road, Todd’s Road highlighting a litany of woes such as broken down bridges, landslips, dilapidated road infrastructure, lack of water in pipelines amongst other issues.

The UNC’s La Horquetta/Talparo Team will continue to lobby for the constituents. In addition to lobbying and demonstrations, the three UNC Councillors have also been efficiently utilizing the very limited resources at the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation to assist many communities through a series of Public/Private Partnerships . The residents of Dan Trace, Todd’s Road have been suffering with mass movement of their roadway. The predominantly farming community has been negatively impacted as many service trucks and equipment cannot get access to the small community. The extremely limited resources at the CTTRC has severely restricted the amount of work the CTTRC can do to abate the situation with the landslip.

Consequently, the CTTRC has partnered with the local residents who purchased some of the requisite materials and also provided some labour and the CTTRC provided transportation as well as equipment to construct a temporary retaining wall, whilst everyone awaits the construction of a permanent retaining structure.  The repair of many of the roadways, including those belonging to the Ministry of Works and Transport has only been possible with the intervention of the UNC CTTRC Councillors who have been providing the transport and equipment for hotmix from various batching plants across the country to the various dilapidated roadway for repairs.

– Tramaine Edwards