The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) will be holding a town hall meeting at the Babonneau Secondary School tonight, Tuesday July 2, 2019 from 7.00 pm.
“The town hall meeting is the first in a series of engagements that we are holding with the people of Saint Lucia,” SLP leader, Philip J. Pierre explained.
He said what is important for the party is for the people to participate.
According to Pierre, it is not a ‘talk down’ situation but a participatory gathering in which people will be able to articulate the kind of Saint Lucia they want to live in and question opposition party officials.
“We have spoken about a youth-based economy. We want to discuss with the young people of the country what a youth-based economy is,” Pierre told St Lucia Times.
“It is not only about youth employment or youth education or youth development. It’s about getting the youth involved in the decision-making,” the SLP leader explained.
He asserted that young people will be the driving force and primarily the ones who will be involved in the youth economy.
Pierre said the SLP wants to make it clear that a labour administration will be ‘results oriented’ and a government for the people, under which projects will benefit citizens.
The SLP leader told St Lucia Times that a labour government’s priority will be the people of this country and will never allow the health sector to deteriorate to the level that it has reached in this country.