One of the major planks of the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) 2013 campaign has been described as an abysmal failure.
Wilfred Abrahams, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) hopeful who is trying to unseat the DLP’s Christ Church East MP Dr Denis Lowe last night questioned the usefulness of free bus fares for elderly and school children when there were no buses.
He made the argument last night at a BLP national meeting at St Patrick’s, Christ Church in the heart of the St Philip West constituency in support of colleague John King.
Abrahams told the crowd that the country’s elderly and school children were suffering because of an under financed public transport system and an inadequate bus fleet.
He said under the current administration corruption had increased. He charged that one businessman had benefited from more than $1 billion in Government contracts, while after three years Government was unable to fix the South Coast sewage problems.
In fact, he questioned the amount of money that was being spent to dig four wells to drain the system to carry out rehabilitative work. Abrahams said “it was my certain knowledge” that the wells can be dug by people in Trinidad for $100 000 and not the $2 million being currently spent.
“We have real solutions to the real problems that Barbados faces,” the Christ Church East candidate said.
He insisted that the Freundel Stuart administration had become irrelevant and it was the BLP and its team of candidates that could rescue the country from its economic and other troubles.
He told party faithful they should throw their support behind John King in his fight against three-term DLP incumbent and Dr David Estwick. (IMC)