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Storm hits NDP on ‘taking props’ for ULP programmes

Storm hits NDP on ‘taking props’ for ULP programmes

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Storm Gonsalves, son of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has accused the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) of taking credit for programmes implemented under the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration, the party of which his father is leader.{{more}}

Speaking at a ULP public meeting in Troumaca on Tuesday, the young Gonsalves said the NDP does not want St Vincent and the Grenadines to progress.

“Four in a row, four in a row! They don’t want us to go forward, but we are a labour of warriors. We don’t let anybody stand in our way. They want to claim everything that we have done. They want to own our campaign. The Education Revolution: they say they started that. Can you believe that?” he said.

According to the young Gonsalves, the North Leeward representative, Patel Matthews, has been taking credit for the Education Revolution.

“Patel taking props for the education revolution. They say that the airport was their idea and they were just about to build it, but in reality, it was nowhere on the horizon. The only plan they had was to introduce universal secondary education in the year 2030,” Gonsalves added.

A final year law student at the London School of Economics, Gonsalves told listeners that that plan by the NDP would have meant that the nation’s children would have to wait another 15 years for 11 and 12 year-olds to be guaranteed a seat in a secondary school.

“What were we supposed to do with our secondary education? They complained that people are coming back and can’t get any jobs. Well, I say this to them, 22-year-olds with a Bachelor’s degree is a lot better than being 11 years and unemployed and have no access to secondary education,” Gonsalves said. (KW)