Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020. 11:38 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The People’s United Party (PUP)’s Jose Mai issued a statement today calling for the resignation of Godwin Hulse as Minister of Agriculture.
Mai says that he is disappointed of Cabinet’s decision to close down the livestock exports to Guatemala through Bullet Tree without a genuine reason and lacking factual information.
Mai also shared his discontent with Hulse for not supporting the livestock farmers.
“If he would have supported the farmers or he would have opposed Cabinet’s Decision, he would have had to join his CEO Alpuche in tendering his resignation; something that clearly he is not prepared to do. On the basis of principle; maybe he should,” Mai said.
Mai also called out the media for not asking the pertinent questions regarding the matter since Hulse’s comments lacked clarity.
Mai explained that the chairman of Bullet Tree and the Belize Police Department stopped the convoy in Bullet Tree.
“It is the Chairman of Bullet Tree that called a Minister who in turn instructed more policemen to go to the scene. This occurred on Belizean territory. The Guatemalan authority was never present!! Stating that the Guatemalan authorities stopped the trade is being deceitful and misleading. It was elements of the Belize Police that literally escorted the convoy back to Belmopan under heavy guard. It was not the Guatemalan authorities,” Mai shared.
He called on the Minister to show evidence or show a diplomatic note from Guatemala condemning the exports and prohibiting future exports.
Mai called it a senseless decision with no genuine justification simply to coverup political blunder at the expense of the Belizean farmers and people.
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