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UDP has broken with tradition, the incumbent can gain grounds! Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:00

The outcome of the Municipal elections this past Wednesday 4th March was not so much an indictment on the PUP as it was a vote of confidence for the UDP in most of the Municipalities.

In Belize City, Belmopan City, San Ignacio/Santa Elena, Benque Viejo, and Corozal, the overwhelming show of support was due to the fact that these municipalities were governed by the United Democratic Party. This meant that the UDP councils there were hard at work throughout their tenure and managed to deliver on most of their manifesto promises if not all.

The vote of confidence therefore was the people saying “we are happy with the work you are doing and here is another chance to continue the good work because we trust you”. Therefore it is clear that the policies of the United Democratic Party local and central governments have worked to the benefit of the people. It is this mantra of service and deliverance of goods to the people which have yielded dividends.

And these dividends came in the form of voter confidence at the polls. In the case of Dangriga and Punta Gorda it was also due to confidence, confidence inspired by the United Democratic Party candidates in these two municipalities. Everyone could see that the performance of the PUP councils in these two towns was dismal. For three round years they did absolutely nothing except mismanage the people’s money. The residents were all too aware of what these PUP scoundrels were doing and when the time came paid them with the same coin of rejection that they had been paying the people with all along.

This was also complemented by the fact that Belizeans were experiencing a transformation high like never before. Every part of this beautiful country is being hit by the transformation fever, transformation for the better, as has never been seen before. So the results of the municipal election can only be attributed to people’s realization that they have the best government ever and that the only way to continue on this path of progress is to have a local government that works in tandem with central government.

This United Democratic Party government under the leadership of Hon. Dean Barrow has demonstrated that it truly is a government for all. The infrastructural development and the social assistance programs which were made possible by the prudent administration of the Petro Caribe fund have made for tangible transformation in the lives of Belizeans. Hon. Barrow has promised that Belize will see even more transformation in the years to come. All in all the true winners in this past municipal election are the people of Belize. Congratulations are in order to each and every Belizean for making the right choice.