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Apr 5, 2006

P.U.P. claims supporters are being victimized

Sticking to politics, today the P.M. also vented his feelings on what he called the systematic laying off party supporters in just about every municipality. P.M. Musa says he had feared jobs would be cut, but denies that municipal payrolls were used as a dumping ground for party hacks.

Said Musa, Prime Minister
?It?s very distressing. These are people who were working for a living, they have families to maintain, their children. They are mainly women and as you know the single mother issue is a big issue in Belize. These people have to work, not because they want to work but they need to because many of them are not getting the support for their children from the fathers. And I find it very disturbing that the city council, instead of examining these things in some greater detail, would rush to looking for getting rid of people, in other words attacking labour first.?

?These people were working, it?s not like they were just sitting around doing nothing. And I find it very disturbing, particularly with people who have been suffering all these years, have been through terrible agonies like Lorna Wade. I mean that?s a classic example that I would have thought if there was any heart in the new mayor she should have looked at that situation.?

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