Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has again slammed the Philip J. Pierre administration over the poor state of the Island’s roads.
The former Prime Minister recalled that leading up to the July 26, 2021, general elections, there was a saying that people cannot eat roads, a reference to his then government’s policy of fixing as many roads as possible.
“But today, I would challenge you to say that the roads are eating us,” Chastanet told a news conference on Monday.
He recalled that his United Workers Party (UWP) administration spent over half a billion dollars fixing roads.
“We always said that that was good. But the reality was it only represented about one-third of the roads,” the Micoud South MP told reporters.
Chastanet also took a swipe at Stephenson King.
Before the last elections, King quit the UWP to run independently.
Retaining his Castries North seat, he was appointed Infrastructure Minister in the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) cabinet after labour’s landslide win at the polls.
“Maybe now they know that, you know, the Minister of Infrastructure who has a nickname, they call him the heavy roller, that really what was he? He was just heavyweight. Just incapable of managing the projects ahead of him,” Chastanet told the news conference.