Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie has levelled a number of accusations about corruption and bad governance against the Dr D Orlando Smith-led administration and residents have started to notice that government is not responding.
One of latest claims is that government is using recovery funds to finance their next election campaign. Fahie, therefore, demanded a breakdown of how government plans to spend the $65 million it recently borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank for recovery.
During a public consultation in the Eighth Electoral District yesterday, residents confronted Premier Smith on his silence and questioned whether it was an indication of guilt.
“The government just taking licks, licks, licks and I ain’t heard any reply… I want to know why the government is not answering back. Everything this man say they saying it is the gospel truth so I would like the government to answer back and make the island know what’s going on,” one resident said.
Premier Smith replied that government does not believe retaliation is the best way to get the truth out.
However, Dr Smith promised that his administration will make a comeback.
“It is true that you don’t hear the government as much as some people would like to, and probably the reason is that, quite frankly, ‘tit for tat’ isn’t necessarily the best way to get information out,” the Premier said.
“We’ve been putting information out in different ways and maybe its time to up the ante and I can assure that we will,” he added.
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