Chastanet Says ‘5 For 5 Plan’ Will Keep Money In Pockets

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Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has asserted that his administration’s ‘5 for 5 Plan’ will keep more money in the pockets of the people of this country, when VAT is reduced even further to 10% and the introduction of electronic textbooks continues.

Chastanet estimates that the textbook initiative  will save parents an average of $1000 per child every academic year.

Writing on his official Facebook page, the PM explained that his administration’s plan will also provide support to citizens in the event that they become unemployed through the introduction of an Unemployment Benefits Programme.

He also spoke of targeted support to the most vulnerable through the provision of $30 towards their water bills, $75 for their electricity bills and $200 in food vouchers.

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“We will also ensure that all Saint Lucians can access medical care through the introduction of National Health Insurance which will cover doctor visits, medication and a package of medical tests,” he asserted.

According to the PM, the ‘5 for 5 plan’ represents 5 more reasons to re-elect his United Workers Party (UWP) to office when Saint Lucia goes to the polls on July 26.

Chastanet announced last month that a re-elected UWP administration would deliver on the plan during a second term in office.

Headline photo courtesy PM’s Facebook page.

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