RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 18, 2014 08:18
While the Government of Saint Lucia laments the lack of funds available to finance capital projects that would absorb thousands of people who are unemployed, the United Workers Party (UWP) has learnt that Cabinet approved the purchase of a dwelling house on the Millennium Highway to the tune of five million dollars
The UWP claims that this property has been on the market for some time and its administration was approached to purchase the property for far less than the price paid by the SLP Administration. It is believed that the newly purchased property houses Social Agencies such as the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF).
The United Workers Party says it is baffled by the recent acquisition, calling it another example which shows that this Labour Administration has no clue about how to lead this country nor how to manage the fiscal and economic affairs of Saint Lucia. While many families are reeling from the adverse effects of the Valued Added Tax (VAT), the Government of Saint Lucia continues to show lack of empathy and poor judgment in its policy decisions. The party has also accused the Prime Minister is doing nothing to prevent this country from falling off an economic precipice.
The acquisition, the UWP says, is reminiscent of Government’s intention to renovate the old Golden Hope building, to house the office of the Prime Minister. This reinforces fears that this Prime Minister is more concerned about making himself more comfortable in Government instead of heeding the cries of Saint Lucians.