The ruling United Workers Party (UWP) has announced plans to celebrate 5 years since the party says it rescued Saint Lucia from the ‘mismanagement and incompetence’ of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
The ruling party says the celebration is planned for Sunday, June 6.
It’s the fifth anniversary of the UWP’s 11-6 win in the last general elections.
Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, issued an invitation on Facebook for people to join the celebration.
It will be transmitted live on Facebook and by several media houses.
UWP spokesperson, Nancy Charles, said in keeping with the party’s theme : ‘Let’s Keep Working’, there will be a panel discussion.
It will feature key government ministers, she disclosed.
Charles said the members of the panel will be discussing the issues that the UWP government found when it took office.
She said they will outline the steps the administration took to remedy the issues, including those pertaining to the economy, infrastructure and schools.
Charles said in keeping with the theme of building a new Saint Lucia, the members of the panel will highlight the achievements of the Allen Chastanet administration.
However, she observed that the strength of the opposition labour party has always been in the media.
“Out there, talking, making noise, protesting and on the media every day – calling press conferences,” Charles explained.
But she said the UWP has been more conservative over the years in what it does.
“What we try to do is to ensure that the impact of our work is felt on the ground at the constituency level by the people,” the UWP official asserted.
As a result, Charles said the UWP allows people to see what the government has done.
“You can see what we have done to impact people and change their lives,” she stated.
In this regard, the UWP official declared that at election time UWP supporters and independent voters will observe what is happening.
“So we are very confident at the upcoming elections that the United Workers Party will win. We are very confident that the people are satisfied with our work – how we have impacted the country, the economy and the people themselves,” Charles stated.