The Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, announced last night that he will be making a very important speech in Parliament on Tuesday (September 29) regarding Jamaica’s economic future.
“I am going to speak in Parliament on Tuesday, and I am going to speak to this nation in a way that the nation needs to be spoken to,” Mr. Golding told a cheering crowd at his latest Town Hall Meeting last night, at the St. Gabriel’s Church Hall in May Pen, Clarendon.
The Prime Minister said that he has been meeting with his technical team, including the best available talent in the public sector, for the last two days in his office. He said that they had clear instructions from him and had made proposals which will be taken to Cabinet, in two weeks, for a mandate to pursue the changes needed.
“We can decide that, look, we have some problems that we have been postponing for too long, we have some difficulties that we have been sweeping under the carpet. We have been living as if we just win the lotto, when we owe money left, right and centre and can’t pay it. We can’t do that anymore. There are some changes that are going to have to be made to give this country a chance, not just to survive but, to recover and grow,” he said.
Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding strikes a pensive pose as he files through his papers on the platform at last night’s Town Hall Meeting at the St. Gabriel’s Anglican Church, May Pen.
“On Tuesday I am going to speak to the nation, to indicate to them the direction in which we are proposing to take this country, through this crisis and beyond this crisis, into a period where this country can begin to grow and develop, again,” he added.
“I am going to have to appeal to the country to say now, look, let’s not fool ourselves any more. Let’s not set our sights on no election, so we have to pretty up things for no election. This country needs to be fixed and we are going to fix it,” he concluded.