Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019. 10:35 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Youth Movement (BYM) issued a statement today expressing its discontent with the recent comments of UDP Chairman Alberto August regarding the murder of Adamir Choc.
“His most recent outburst further highlights the insensitive and incompetence of himself and the party he represents. Rather than offering solutions to the ever growing crime situation, Alberto August deflects the responsibility his party has to this nation and casts blame on the grieving parents of the slain youth,” the group says.
The BYM says that the time has come for Alberto August to be held accountable for his words.
The BYM reminds August that he is a political leader and owes it to the nation to bring forth meaningful solutions and to not behave ‘bullish’.
The BYM also calls on the Special Envoy for Women and Children and all other women and youth groups to join in condemning these insensitive words and in calling for the UDP hierarchy to reprimand their Chairman for his poor conduct.
“Furthermore, we request that Alberto August retract his statements with a full apology to the family of the slain victim, and we demand his immediate removal as Chairman of the ruling party,” the BYM stated.
The BYM says that Belize and Belizeans deserve better.