Missed a Spot?

February 24, 2008 at 6:58 pm (Politics, Trinidad)

The Community Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) was instituted by the PNM government, supposedly designed to provide employment for the unskilled in the form of “community enhancement” which based on the projects CEPEP workers have completed so far seem to be cleaning up the streets and empty lots of Trinidad and Tobago. Reportedly over $1.6 billion TTD has been spent on the programme to date, including $115/day (approximately $2300/month) for all of these hard-working employees. Strangely enough, soon to graduate with a university degree, the only real offer i’ve had so far was a $1000/month internship with an upcoming online company and the all too familiar $2000/month with the government’s On-the-Job Training (OJT) programme.

Ironic? Funny? Strange? You would think that with a wage equal to or in some sad cases higher than someone with tertiary education or secondary education, the streets of Trinidad and Tobago would be clean enough to sleep and have breakfast on. But, from now on, i’ll be taking pictures of all the “missed spots” of the generously paid, useless, incompetent CEPEP workers of the wasteful, unnecessary, slap-in-the-tax-payers-face CEPEP program. Here is one to get the ball rolling : A drain in Curepe close to the Priority Bus Route.

A drain in Curepe

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