Navin Ramgoolam met the press after his speech at the Business Outlook Leadership Forum Series at Le Labourdonnais Thursday. The head of government also stated that it is time for realism and recalled that Mauritius has more safety nets in the textile and sugar.
Regarding the critical post-floods of opposition, the Prime Minister said that it is in the process of doing politics on the misfortunes of others. Navin Ramgoolam also dismissed all charges against the Minister of Public Infrastructure Anil Bachoo, according to which the road construction would be one of the causes of floods last Saturday.
"Locate responsibilities and be better prepared"
"All truth and all the lights will be made on Saturday deadly floods and nobody will be protected," promised the Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, responding to questions from reporters about the tragedy that struck the country during the weekend end. Navin Ramgoolam also argued that the government has already initiated the necessary actions, using foreign experts to investigate. He said to trust strangers in such situations as "Mauritius, everyone has their agenda." The Prime Minister also said that sanctions will be taken as soon as the responsibilities will be established.
The Head of Government also considered it important to review the things that did not work last Saturday and improve, because the country is not immune to other phenomena of the same type. He argued that this exercise is already underway. Regarding the establishment of a commission of inquiry, the Prime Minister was skeptical, noting the number of commissions undertaken in the past. In the case of a criminal investigation, Navin Ramgoolam said that it is automatic in such cases.
Asked about the statement of the Director of Vacoas station on a radio station to the effect that private forecasters have made a mistake, the Prime Minister will say that the director seems to say against it and decide on the procedures to follow in the coming days. Still on the weather, the prime minister said that the process of acquiring a radar have been ongoing since 2009, with a friendly country, given that the authorities' disposal is down since 2002. He stressed, however, that procedures are somewhat complicated. The PM is still optimistic about the imminent signing of a MoU for the acquisition of equipment.