By BBN Staff:The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) issued a release reiterating its support for the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) in its effort to ensure that GOB adopts, implements, and adheres to Good Governance practices and principles. The party encourages all unions, civil society organizations, the private sector, and tertiary level teachers and students to become actively involved in the BNTU’s “just act of civil expression via industrial action.”
The BPP further calls for voter re-registration and re-districting to be held, in or before 2017. The BPP noted that 2017 will mark 20 years since any such re-registration exercise has been conducted.
The release states: “After all, with the electorate’s franchise being fundamental to the democratic process, Belize can no longer afford to allow for outdated voters lists to erode the integrity of the electoral process.”
Additionally, the BPP proposed that the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Belize Business Bureau (BBB) intensify efforts to hold the GOB to its promises regarding signing on to the UNCAC. The party suggests that they do so by contributing to the BNTU Strike Fund at Heritage Bank, account number 1080719.
The party believes that would demonstrate an unquestionable conviction toward the need for government to make good on its promises, which remain precisely that, solely promises.
“This recommendation is part and parcel of the BPP’s approach to not only calling a spade a spade, but also demonstrating our commitment to providing viable options toward ensuring a solution to the problems facing our nation. The call for Good Governance, as well as our unyielding anti-corruption stance, are among the foundations of the BPP, as it has been the rallying call of our principles for the past 15 years,” the BPP said.
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