|Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar congratulates|
Sheldon Cunningham at the THA Inauguration Ceremony yesterday
After two and a half years, the Prime Minister has finally accepted an invitation by the Tobago House of Assembly. The Prime Minister for the past two and a half years has failed to meet the Chief Secretary even after repeated attempts from him to do so. Under the THA act the Prime Minister and the Chief Secretary is suppose to meet as often as possible in order to discuss matters that affects the daily lives and governance of Tobagonians.
In the lead up to the THA elections, the Prime Minister's popularity would have fell considerably, which was evident by a clean sweep land slide victory by the PNM. The election became a wake up call the Prime Minister and by extension the PP Government which saw her accept for an invitation to the Inauguration ceremony of the 9th THA. This is a move to improve and repair her damage image which has been marred by disrespect and outright disregard to the Office of the Chief Secretary within the THA. The Prime Minister has never officially met with the chief Secretary since her installation in 2010, more than 2 1/2 years. However, you can be guaranteed that within the near future for her to meet with the re installed chief Secretary, all in an effort to bring about some change in how she is been seen and regarded by the general public.