The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) will be happy with nothing less than a repeal of the municipal solid waste tax – and it is preparing to march this week to bring it about.
In its place, the BLP is suggesting the introduction of a smaller, more equitable charge on all water bills, with the exception of any Barbadian who falls below the poverty line.
These were among the key points BLP leader Mia Mottley made in an interview with the DAILY NATION yesterday ahead of her address last night to a political mass meeting in Bridgetown.
While stressing that the Opposition was willing to work with Government if it abolished the controversial tax and formed a broad-based joint committee “to take urgent evidence and address it holistically”, Mottley disclosed that the party had already started the process of obtaining police permission for a public march on Thursday from Parliament to Government Headquarters.
The veteran MP invited Barbadians to join the party on the road, but warned:?“If it is me alone, I shall walk . . . ; I know I shall walk with God. If for whatever reason you cannot join me in the walk but you want to be with us in spirit, wear something white, anything white on Thursday at lunchtime – white shirt, white pants, white skirt, shoes, handkerchief, bandanna.
“For this is not about red or blue. This is about you, the people, and this is about our country, Barbados, that has been good to us. It is now time for us to be good to Barbados and to its future generations.”