According to Grant, since the January Elections not much has been done by the ruling Labour Administration to enhance the economic status of the federation.
“It’s now clear, that the picture that was painted by the presiding government during the election campaign in January, was nothing but a lie,” Grant boldly stated.
The opposition leader who was at the time speaking at PAM’s 1st November, press conference , went on to outline some of the country’s sectors where he has not seen improvement.
Grant told members of the media and the listening public, “When we examine the poor conditions of the police stations, hospitals, clinics, prisons, roads, parks, beaches and schools, it would become clear that this country of ours has been hurting all along. Not to speak about electricity where almost every day, different parts of St. Kitts is left in the dark.”
Grant also went on to speak about the laying off or workers from different entities.
“We recognize that since last elections, many workers have been laid off. Then there are civil servants, many at the age of 55, have just started paying their mortgage for homes or have just sent off their children to university, are now told they have to leave the service”, said Grant.
Mention was also made of the closure of the Reed Data Service, which he said played a significant role in the Federation for the past twenty years.
“It is unfortunate and sad, that while some people in January were shouting. “It is working”, because of the situation today those words have been retracted by many to say, “It is hurting,” the opposition leader stated.