Petro Caribe those are two words that apparently won’t be forgotten anytime soon as it is the talk of the entire country. Be it positive or negative there is no doubt that when it comes to the rampant spending of the Petro Caribe funds spending it is a subject that has been widely discussed. And tonight it is making news again, but not because the monies were used to finance another fun day in Corozal with tacos and music. This time the complaint is coming from the P.U.P Standard Bearer for Corozal North David Castillo.
In the Village of Patchakan located in the Corozal North Constituency represented by Minister of State Hugo Patt, about quarter mile of road has been paved with Petro Caribe funding. Surprisingly though, the paving leads from the main street directly into Patt’s premises. And that is what is raising eyebrows and building up questions, questions that are not about to be answered.
David Castillo Standard bearer Corozal North
“You hear about this Petro Caribe monies you know and I believe Corozal north is not getting its fair share, there is a pavement in Patchakan village and as you know they have very important roads that are trafficable more than others but the representative Hugo Patt rather paved in front of his house and it runs up to his brother house and I believe that there are other streets that are more important and the pavement went even into his yard and this is tax payers monies.”
So how exactly does Hugo Patt respond to these allegations? We spoke to him over phone today and here is what he told us.
Honorable Hugo Patt – Corozal North Area Representative
“There is a road that was done in front of my house it is a public road is not a road that is exclusively for the use of Hugo Patt and the pave road is right in front of the football field and right adjacent to the Patchakan water Board where it is essential for a good access for the youths who we work very good in respect to sports.”
While Castillo’s main concern is about the paving leading to Patts’ residence. Patt remains certain that what happens within his private property should be private and he has no need to disclose any of that information. Hence our statement that questions are not about to be answered.
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