The leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Allen Chastanet, has said that Darren Sammy’s feat in leading the West Indies cricket team to victory in the ICC twenty 20 world cup, proves that leadership matters.
“ I think that this is great news for Saint Lucia and for the Caribbean that they showed this never give up type of mentality and I tell you leadership matters and I think that’s what Sammy did,” Chastanet declared.
The UWP leader said although Sammy may not have been able to make a contribution on the field or in batting, he showed leadership and instilled confidence in his team mates.
“It is the glue that is required,” Chastanet asserted.
He said he was very happy to see the motorcade for the West Indies captain and his team mate Johnson Charles go through Duggard in Micoud.
“That is fantastic, the community where he was born is going to get some recognition,” Chastanet explained.
He said he wanted to recommend to the government that a billboard be erected on the main highway letting all and sundry know that Micoud South and Duggard are the birth place of Daren Sammy.
The UWP leader expressed the opinion that that would be a great tribute to Sammy and the community.
“If in fact the government doesn’t do it, then I will find the resources to make sure that that billboard goes up in tribute to Darren Sammy and more importantly the community of Duggard,” Chastanet disclosed.
The former Tourism Minister, who will be contesting the Micoud South seat in the next elections, said he hoped when the motorcade that was part of the homecoming for Sammy yesterday came through, it would be evident how deplorable the road is.
“I am hoping that they will take the opportunity within the next week or so to go and fix up the road in Duggard,” Chastanet said in an interview with HTS television last night.
He observed that the situation was getting to the point where even public buses do not want to use the road.
“This could not have come at a more opportune time,” the UWP leader said, adding that if the contribution that Darren Sammy has made is to be truly celebrated, the uplifting of the West Indies cricket captain’s own community should be ensured.