That’s according to the party in a press release, which states that the move is in response to a “swell of support and phenomenal excitement and enthusiasm” towards the UWP ahead of its grand National Convention which is set for July 28, 2013.
The party said it expects over 2,000 youths and women from all 17 constituencies at Sunday’s gathering.
“We are very mindful of the widespread disenchantment expressed by many St. Lucians over the massive failure of the Saint Lucia Labour Party Government. As such, the UWP is moving ahead in a deliberate and strategic manner to position itself to both mobilize and channel the energies of its women and youth supporters and Saint Lucians for meaningful change and good governance in the future,” the UWP said.
Sunday’s conference will be staged under the theme “Empowering our Women and Youth Emerging Leaders” and is expected to set the pace for the UWP’s National Convention.
Among the items on Sunday’s agenda is the presentation of reports from sub-committees of the management committee which was set up to mobilize women and youth towards reorganization of the respective organs of the UWP.
Participants will also engage in a revision of updated drafts of constitutions for the women and youth arms and the selection of delegates for the July 28 convention, the release said.
A feature address will also come from Parliamentary Representative for Micoud Dr. Gale Rigobert on the topic “Walking Wounded but Empowered to Fly.”
“The historic Joint National Conference of Women and Youth is expected to be a massive success which will contribute to stimulating greater interest in the July 28 UWP National Convention, and the process of renewal and transformation of the Party, which has governed Saint Lucia for a period of over 30 years and transformed the Saint Lucian economy from a post colonial to modern economy,” the party said.
An entertainment segment will follow the conference. This will feature performances two artistes from the constituency – Hubert “Breeze” Fevrier and “General Bakes”.