The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says it is stepping up its outreach to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with a public meeting at Heritage Square next week Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 7 p.m.
Party president and Leader of the Opposition, Godwin Friday, said the public meeting has been called because SVG lacks “ proper leadership”.
“Leadership that cares about the welfare of the man on the street. Leadership that does not give platitudes and rhetoric when families are going hungry and young girls and boys have to prostitute themselves to survive. Our people need hope,” Friday said.
The public meeting will be held under the theme, “We can do better: Let’s make SVG work for all Vincy.”
This public meeting comes on the heels of the summary report from the Ministry of Finance for September 2017 which shows that the economy of SVG, when compared to the same period in 2016, has worsened, and the 2017 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV Consultation Staff Report for SVG, which clearly states that Vincentians are worse off today than they were in 2001.
The NDP said it will outline its “plans of hope for all Vincentians”.
Speakers at the public meeting will include Friday, NDP Vice-president and Member of Parliament for Central Kingstown, St. Clair Leacock, NDP chair and MP for West Kingstown, Daniel Cummings, former opposition leader and MP for East Kingstown, Arnhim Eustace, NDP vice-president and MP for North Leeward, Roland “Patel” Matthews, and Sen. Kay Bacchus-Baptiste.