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May 6, 2021

P.U.P. Administration Committed to Constitutional Reform

John Briceño

PM Briceño also contended that while there are those expecting his administration to solve the nation’s economic crisis within a short span of time, those most critical have been members of the public service for the past thirteen years. PM Briceño questioned why industrial actions were not organized by those critics under the last administration.

 

Prime Minister John Briceño

“The irony about this thing is that the very same people or union people or some of these union members that are hurling accusations at us, well they have been in there for thirteen years. What is it that they did for the past thirteen years? Why didn’t they make noise and talk about the waste and the corruption that took place during the past thirteen years. And now they expect of us that in less than six months we are going to fix it? I mean if I had a magic wand and just let it disappear, I would happily do that. If I could sign a paper and it disappears, I would be happy to do that. But it is a process, and we are fully and totally committed to the process. We have already agreed that we are going to present legislation to go after people that are corrupt in government. We are not only talking about ministers, but also public officers that are corrupt. The issue of the illicit unjust wealth and government assets, all of that is going to be addressed and we are working on that. So, we have that commitment. We are at the point of setting up the constitutional reform committee which will be broad based. It will include not only the unions and the N.G.O.s, but the private sector, the churches, everybody to see how better we can improve and strengthen the laws of this country, strengthen the constitution to protect the interest of the Belizean people and also to protect the interest of Belize.”


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