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Williams: I have heard the cries of the poor

Williams: I have heard the cries of the poor

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Burton Williams is back and he intends to romp home with the South Windward seat in the upcoming General Elections with a simple message, ‘better must come’.{{more}}

Addressing residents of Bonhomme on Saturday, April 24, 2010, Williams recalled several achievements that were made during his tenure as the area representative for South Windward.

“I want to remind you when I came here to you in 1983, I remember what this place looked like, and that is why I am coming back to Bonhomme time and time again, because it has a special place in my heart. When I came here in South Windward, and in Bonhomme in particular, there was no road here, there was a track overtaken by lavender grass,” said Williams, noting that he kept his promise in providing residents of the area with a good road.

“I say that to say this, I have come back to you tonight because I have heard the cries of the poor people throughout the length and breadth of the land speaking for a relief from the oppression of the Unity Labour Party (ULP) and Ralph Gonsalves,” said a passionate Williams.

He stated the NDP during its 17 years in office never lost its focus of appreciating the confidence that the people held the party and its representatives.

Williams mocked that the ULP has only been in office for a period of 10 years and they are unable to field a team for the General Elections.

He challenged the party faithful in attendance to tell the ULP representatives when they visit the area, “Enough, no more, because if after ten years they can’t find a team, something is wrong.”

He said, the ULP is unable to field a team because they are mismanaging the country, as well as the financial resources.

“Where have you ever heard a big project like the international airport sending to Miami to order one tractor tyre. You ever hear anything so? The international airport sending to Miami to order one tractor tyre and when the tractor tyre come and they put it on, the next one blow out,” said Williams to the amusement of those in attendance.

He said this is why the NDP should be chosen to run the affairs of the country again.

The former minister of government promised he will ensure that residents of neighbouring Calder get a playing field and a cemetery, as long as he is elected.(HN)