The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) strongly criticised the People’s Partnership governance in a press release sent to media houses yesterday. The three-page release entitled a New Year’s Message from the political leader called for the country to embrace a new form of politics to avoid a failed sate and to break from the old. The MSJ said it did not expect anything new from the PP government in 2013.
The release read: “2013, like 2012, will see ongoing citizen dissatisfaction with their quality of life. Issues such as roads, drainage, flooding, lack of a reliable water supply, poor conditions at our schools and healthcare facilities, the absence of adequate, quality community facilities and the continuing crisis of violence and crime will make the headlines throughout 2013 as the needs and justifiable expectations of citizens are not met.”
Signed by political leader David Abdullah, the release said the MSJ projected no significant growth for the economy in 2013 and no growth in 2013 would be sufficient to return the country to the pre-2008 economy led by then People’s National Movement (PNM)-led PM Patrick Manning. The release lashed out at the government directly saying T&T has a government of no vision.
“T&T has a government that has no vision and as a result has failed to develop through a participatory process, coherent policies that will result in our resolving the various problems that we experience.” MSJ promised, at the end of the release, to continue the party’s walkabouts and to continue to “build the MSJ into a national part that offers a very real option to citizens: The option of escaping the old politics and building a nation.”
The party promised to intensify its public education programme, walkabouts and meetings with communities in 2013.