Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018. 9:44 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: After PUP’s Lake Independence Area representative, Codel Hyde’s budget presentation yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister, Patrick Faber responded to Hyde’s comment on crime, violence, poverty and education in Belize.
“This budget fails on the mightiest internal struggles of our time madam speaker, it offers nothing to end poverty. It offers no new jobs, no new homes, no antidote for the cost of living, no staunching of rising unemployment, no increase in the minimum wage, no increase in social programmes, no answer to the crime problems, no fundamental change in the way we do business, absolutely no new ideas. Madam speaker this budget as presented will not cut it, cannot cut it, it is not designed to cut it. It’s called having your priorities in order madam speaker. What’s more important than having your people educated? What’s more important than having your people employed? What’s more important than having your people alive? That’s what’s more important,” Hyde stated.
Furthermore, Hyde told the Government that success is to be defined not as winning elections but as how many people have been lifted out of poverty.
When taking the podium, Faber reminded Hyde that he was once a Minister of Education and was unable to deliver the same things, he now speaks about.
Faber also alleged that while Hyde receives $7000 monthly in a subvention from government, he does not spend the money on the people.
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