My audience are those people who are ready for Jamaica to play in a completely different league and are ready for a change. They know that their lives and the lives of their fellow citizens can improve in many different ways and are desperate for those changes. They are inspired by Jamaica Vision 2030 i.e. “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business” and are eager to do take action to make it possible.
They know that real and meaningful political change is needed if we to achieve this vision or to make significant progress to achieving it by 2030.
They think that the majority of politicians are in politics for personal reasons rather than for the public good and, as time goes by, they see dwindling opportunities and life chances for them and their children. The politicians are not doing what’s necessary to improve the life chances of all the people and only seem to consider them when it is time to seek reelection. They are not acting for the benefit of the nation.
An example of this is the fact that in the constituency of South St Andrew there is the periodic and persistent overflow of raw sewage into the community. Within the past month there has been more than four incidents. That’s in spite of the outgoing Member of Parliament Dr. Omar Davies has been a member of several cabinets and has held several important ministries. He has hand-picked his successor, Mark Golding, who has been in the constituency for nearly 9 years, 5 of which he was Vice Chairman of the constituency and one as Chairman. These people are ineffective when it comes to improving the basic sanitation of members of the community, which indicates that there is need for a change.
The video below illustrates the problem of neglect of our communities and nation. Let’s be clear that an outbreak of cholera in Jones Town or Trench could affect all of Jamaica.
How can a politician profess that he cares for the people in his constituency when people are left to live with the environmental hazard of a sewage-filled homes? In at least 2 situations where there was sewage backing up into homes there were mothers nursing young babies. These are the kind of people standing in the way of progress for our community and nation. It is time for a change.