Tuesday, 23 July 2013

We will deliver lies and false promises

Is Political Correctness a case of giving Hope or spreading lies!

  •    CCC work will start by the beginning of July.
  •   Nobody will be victimized, nobody will be sent home
  •  There is a lot of activity on the docks
  • We have a plan to rescue Grenada
  •  We have reduced substantially unpaid claims in the Treasury
  •  Busmen are making 6 and 7 full trips from the country to town
  • We will restructure the National Debt
  •   We will discontinue the Free School Programme only in Private Schools.

These utterances all comes on the heels of the Slogan “We will deliver”. This millstone around the neck of the Prime Minister has led him and others to launch a bold faced campaign to “mamaguy” Grenadians.

So much has been said about CCC. That project cannot start as the Quarry in Mt Hartman and the Asphalt Plant in Perseverance needs million dollar repairs. Even Humphrey gone quiet as he is waiting to get his back pay from the last contract and a chance to get some much needed dues for his union. The word is that that is not likely to happen. Ask Louison.

Over 1700 persons have been sent home or lost the opportunity to get a little bread from the government Ask the persons who worked at the Out Reach offices, housing and community development officers. Ask the environmental wardens, beach cleaners in Carriacou and the participants in the Youth Upliftment Programme. The dock  is a ghost town. Except for a few cement boats, there is nothing to shout about. The two projects that are holding up construction were in train before February 19th, Sandals and the NIS Office Complex.

 Revenue from the Customs is down by almost $10 million. School books that have to be replaced have not been “delivered” so parents will have to” band their belly” to meet this expense. Even the Cadet Corps are now facing the wrath of the Prime Minister. This is the best youth programme that this country has seen for the last 20 years. 

The sense of discipline, respect for authority and life skills that are taught far outweighs the flimsy political character of the New and Old Imani programme. The Cadet Corp is facing an uncertain future thanks to the Prime Minister.  The plan is to starve the programme to death by saying ‘We don’t have money”.

Our own Brian Francis, Lecturer in Economics at Cave Hill Barbados, has said that the NNP administration has no plan to address seriously the problems facing the country.  The sad thing is that many Grenadians believe the “tomfoolery”.

The Investors who were lined up before the elections have gone into hiding. Where are they? We ask Dr. Mitchell. Most large investments require government guarantees and who will accept a guarantee from a government of a country that cannot pay its country’s debt? Further, the NNP administration is giving the impression that restructuring a country’s debt is a walk around Tanteen Playing field. It is not quite that easy. The last country to get a Comprehensive Debt Restructuring was West Germany in the 1950’s.                                                 

 False hope, empty promises or bold faced lies. To each, his own.

By Arthur Kallick
The Voice of the People 

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