The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has criticised the government over its “poor performance” over the past four years and said that there is no tangible evidence of success.
During a press conference held on Tuesday (Dec.1) Leader of the Opposition Dr. Gale Rigobert said that the middle class is fast disappearing or has near disappeared over the past four years.
She said this is as a result of significant drop in their disposable income and a dramatic weakening of their purchasing power, a statement that has also been popular in the ongoing US presidential debates.
The opposition leader also accused the government of failing Saint Lucians by not being able to provide proper health care services and address the unemployment levels.
Dr. Rigobert reiterated also that small business owners have been forced to close their doors and send their employees home, because of the government’s handling of the economy.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the UWP Guy Mayers also upbraided the government over what he described as its “dismal performance” over the last four years in office.
Mayers, a former National Security Minister, said under the current administration there have been several scandals which remains unsolved, negative economic growth and a host of other pertinent issues still to be addressed.
The UWP said it plans to continue to speak out on a number of key issues affecting the country in a series of meetings and conference to be held over the next couple of days.