Trinidad and Tobago’s Acting Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne has dismissed reports of an alleged shortage of sanitation products in T&T.
“The Ministry of Trade and Industry has not been informed by any stakeholder of any shortage of sanitation products in T&T. We have not been informed by any stakeholder of any shortage,” he said.
Browne was at the time responding to a question from Opposition Senator Wade Mark in the Upper House this afternoon regarding the measures that the government has taken to address the reported shortage.
He said it should be noted that for the period April 2020 to February 2022, essential items supplied to T&T under the forex allocation system for essentials totaled US$335 million including sectors such as cleaning supplies, food, hygiene products, PPE and pharmaceuticals.