Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Montoute: SLP Made It More Difficult For Government To Deal With COVID-19

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Asserting that in times of crisis a nation needs to move forward with one accord, Gros Islet MP Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute declared Sunday night that the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) made things more difficult for the government to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montoute, who is also Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment, declared that although the SLP is in opposition ‘you do not oppose just for the sake of opposing.’

He told Flambeau Forum it appeared that everything that was put in place to safeguard the health and livelihoods of the people of this country, met opposition from the SLP.

“And what was worse is what they opposed today, they pushed for the next day,” Montoute observed.

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On the other hand, he declared that the government could not be that irresponsible as it had the responsibility of protecting health, lives and livelihoods and taking responsible decisions based on scientific data and the prevailing situation here.

As a result, Montoute said having had to walk ‘that delicate line’ of balancing economics and health, he was of the view that the current administration did a fantastic job.

“Had we gotten some more cooperation from all quarters, for example – the opposition, I think we would have done an even more excellent job,” the Gros Islet MP asserted.

In this regard, Montoute explained that people cannot be leading disobedience in the current environment.

“For example, the march that the Saint Lucia Labour Party sponsored – and if you look at their behaviour, there are several occasions when they have done things, engaged in activities that are contrary to the protocols,” he stated.

Montoute said such behaviour is irresponsible and does not reflect people who are ready for leadership.

 

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