Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has been accused of being disrespectful in light of plans to outline details of this year’s budget at a political rally due to take place Thursday in Castries.
Political Leader of the UWP, Allen Chastanet, told a press conference on Wednesday that while he is not surprised, not only is this move disrespectful, but unacceptable coming from the prime minister of this country.
Chastanet said while the government passed the Appropriation Bill in Parliament for of over $1.4 billion, he has failed to tell the people of Saint Lucia how his government will spend that money.
But said the Prime Minister plans to provide details of the budget at a planned Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) meeting on Thursday at the Castries market steps.
The UWP leader also took the opportunity to state that his party’s “Five to stay Alive” plan is just a part of a wider economic plan that will be revealed in coming weeks.
Chastanet said despite criticisms, the executive of his party discussed these policies at length and held consultations with the people before they were publicly announced.
Below is Chastanet’s full statement at Wednesday’s press conference: