Posted Thursday August 11th 2016, 3:02 p.m. CST
By BBN Staff: In a release issued this afternoon the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) challenges the Prime Minister, Dean Barrow to “do the right thing” and take measures to ensure the Belizean public good governance.
The BPP views the recent appointment of Dr. Carla Barnett as Minister of State as the PM’s way of continuing with his “political fiefdom”. It states that the PM has repeatedly shown a lack of goodwill within the international community hence the need for his appointing Dr. Barnett to her new found position in Government.
In view of the continued “ineffective leadership” the BPP challenges the PM to “urgently implement the core strategies toward ushering in good governance practices and principles”.
According to the BPP, the heightened corruption within government has marred the country and even in his third term, the PM still refuses to sign the UN Convention against Corruption, constitute an Integrity Commission and “engage substantive reforms concerning government financial oversight, as well as campaign financing”. This, it continues, “is testimony to the tyrannical corruption which the PUDP perpetuates at the expense of the good name of the people and nation of Belize”.
Finally the BPP urges the Belizean public to demand that the PM “institute the necessary governance inputs that will demonstrate to the world they are willing to effect changes that will bode well for an improvement in our nation’s status, as well as prospects to provide a more equitable environment for sustainable human development”.
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