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Poor a priority!

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DESPITE THE Opposition’s spin, the Democratic Labour Party Government is seriously tackling the issues of debt, starting with the poor people who were ignored by the former administration, says backbencher James Paul.
Saying the Government had not turned its back on the needy and had even assisted consumers in paying their light bills, Paul said this administration would not go the route of selling off land to reduce the country’s deficit and debt.
“Those days of selling land are gone,” he said, adding that major unnecessary debt had been incurred as a result of the huge amounts spent on Kensington Oval, Greenland, the ABC Highway and Dodds Prison.
“That’s why all we’re seeing is debt. But they’re going to the public in an effort to wash their hands of it.
The Opposition is still in a time warp, and even when they had the resources to restructure the economy, they failed to do so,” Paul charged.
Read full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION.