UDP Christmas Cheer Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00

udp cheer.jpg - 147.54 KbThe United Democratic Party’s Christmas Cheer program has rolled out across the country and ten’s of thousands of Belizeans are benefitting from it. According to the Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow, the idea is to bring the Christmas Spirit to as many Belizean families as possible.

With that in mind, the government accessed $90 thousand for UDP Area Representatives and 50 thousand dollars to be split between PUP representatives and UDP caretakers for the distribution of Christmas goodies. Depending on the representative these goodies could be anything from toys for children to ham and turkey to bags filled with groceries. The PM notes however that for the sake of accountability, the goods will not be channel through cash rather through the offices of Human Development. Each representative or caretaker that will distribute the goods would have to account how the money will be spent presenting orders from various business houses to purchase whatever it is they intend on distributing in their constituency.

Despite the howls of complaints by the PUP who have tried to make the Christmas a blue one by parading around a Santa dressed in Blue, the program has been extremely successful. Tens of thousands of Belizeans are benefitting and even the PUP have gotten their share of the Christmas Cheer. Last year they received 10 thousand per constituency and this year that figure was expanded to 25 thousand per constituency they represent.

We take this opportunity to give thanks to the Prime Minister for his great effort at ensuring that every single Belizean feels the Christmas Spirit where giving far surpasses the act of receiving.