By Aaron Humes: Challenger for leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Tracey Taegar-Panton has been highlighting her record in public service as the campaign to replace Patrick Faber begins in earnest.
A social media post today highlighted her work as General Manager of the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust.
Taegar-Panton claims she “helped forge partnerships with Credit Unions countrywide to establish the National Student Loan Program.”
Further, she suggests that she, through the BNE trust, “provided Grant Funding to Educational Institutions and other Community Based Organizations aimed at empowering people and communities. Grant funding was made available for the building of classrooms, computer labs, libraries, parks and playgrounds in many rural communities” and “designed and launched a pilot micro-enterprise credit program to support MSMEs [micro, small and medium-sized enterprises].
It is all part of why she says she is the change the party needs when it votes on Sunday, March 27.