“Working for the People – Protecting the Gains” – The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller O.N, M.P Leader of the Opposition

Photo: JIS Photographer Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, O.N, M.P

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  • In this Debate I will speak on the work of my Administration to build a strong economic foundation for Jamaica.
  • So, Mr. Speaker, once again, I place on the record of this Parliament, our appreciation and thanks to the people of Jamaica for their sacrifice and support.
  • We entered into a real partnership to positively transform the economy, the society and most importantly, to transform the lives of our people.

“WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE – PROTECTING THE GAINS”

 CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUDGET DEBATE

BY THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER ON, MP

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

 

This Budget Debate takes place in the context of the recent general election which resulted in a change of Administration.

The 32/31 seat distribution in this House creates a new dynamic.

This reaffirms the strength of our democracy and that the people are our masters and we their servants.

There is an unwritten but clear message: The Members of this House must reach across the political divide and work in the best interest of all the Jamaican people.

I express profound appreciation to all Jamaicans who participated in the democratic process.

Naturally, Mr Speaker, I say special thanks to the more than 433,000 persons who voted for the People’s National Party.

The members on this side pledge to serve all the people of our constituencies and the entire nation with commitment and sincerity.

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