Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has declared that economic gains amid external challenges and security concerns are reasons for Saint Lucia to celebrate.
“We as a country have good reasons to celebrate because of the economic gains we have made, notwithstanding the external challenges and concerns about citizens’ security,” he said in a Facebook post.
” The challenges of the day have informed the strategic choices of my government,” Pierre asserted.
He explained that the government’s choices sought to secure a better life for people.
And the Castries East MP observed that his administration had fulfilled most of the promises made in the last budget.
In addition, Pierre said the government has shown that the management of the economy and the country is in safe hands.
“We have navigated the country out of COVID and around the new global economic threats which have emerged since COVID. We have restored growth to the economy. We have reduced unemployment. We have provided tax relief and other benefits to workers and consumers,” he noted.
Pierre also said the government had restored hope and purpose to the young people of this country.
Earlier this week, Pierre presented the 2023-24 budget under the theme ‘Health and Security – The Pillars for Sustainability’.