President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Dr Natalio ‘Sowande’ Wheatley will be publicly weighing in on government’s $721.3 million recovery plan.
Since its release, there has been much public discourse on the proposed plan which government claims will be financed by a combination of grants, loans, insurance, statutory borrowings, government spending, private sector partnerships, and support from non-government organizations.
Dr Wheatley will be lending his voice on the subject today during a new programme ‘BVI Have Your Say’ on radio station, CBN.
“I am very happy to be a part of this inaugural programme because post-Irma the people need a voice more than ever. Since the storm, the community has not had the opportunity to comment on many important matters occurring in our community,” Dr Wheatley lamented.
“Individuals should have an opportunity to discuss and listen to various ideas on how we rebuild. The people need to take ownership of a recovery plan which they have helped to formulate and that they approve,” he added.
The new radio programme will be host by social commentator Doug Wheatley on Wednesdays at 8pm.