MIA’S VOW – Opposition promises to track Govt spending
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is promising to dig through the upcoming Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, and demand the Government give an account for every penny it plans to spend.
At a political mass meeting last night in Carrington Village, St Michael, Mottley, who has been holding large-scale public consultations since last year, declared it could not be business as usual from the Government.
She accused the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) of withholding data, creating a false picture of the economy and its borrowing, and ignoring public cries in the midst of its widespread lay-offs.
Mottley and her Opposition Barbados Labour Party have been pressuring the Government to be upfront about its management of the economy, as she questioned what was keeping the “fractured” Government together.
The Member of Parliament for St Michael North East made reference to recent comments by Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy in relation to a high hotel occupancy.