Member of Parliament for Mayaro, Rushton Paray, is calling on Minister of Works and Transport, Rohan Sinanan to immediately address the extremely poor condition of the Manzanilla by-pass road.
He is suggesting to Sinanan to either use a petroleum-based binder to repair the severely damaged Mayaro-Manzanilla by-pass road or provide a clear explanation for its refusal or inability to do so.
Furthermore, he says it is crucial for the ministry to install adequate lighting and safety measures along the road to prevent serious car accidents and potential fatalities.
Paray said the temporary bypass road has become hazardous for motorists due to numerous sinks and uneven surfaces, and overall dangerous conditions, particularly during the night.
He said a vehicle recently overturned off the road due to the absence of reflective guides and inadequate lighting is some parts.
He believes the absence of a petroleum-based binder on the road's surface has made it vulnerable to continuous deterioration.
"The current state of this project is unacceptable and reflects poorly on Minister Rohan Sinanan, whose negligence puts the lives of citizens at risk. The minister must prioritize the well-being of those who utilize this thoroughfare and promptly address these issues," Paray said.
Paray warns that failure to take action will make the minister personally responsible for any accidents, injuries, or damages suffered by drivers and commuters.
Guardian Media has reached out to the Minister and is awaiting a response.