BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 01, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris will headline the fifth in a series of town hall-styled meetings, dubbed ‘Community Consultations’, on Tuesday, April 02, at the Newtown Community Center in East Basseterre.
Fresh off his hectic schedule in Ecuador and Canada, the country’s Prime Minister is expected to preside over a meeting of the Federal Cabinet tomorrow and then headline the massive community consultation in East Basseterre.
These community consultations are opened to the public and allow citizens and residents the golden opportunity to interact with their government and hold the Ministers of Government accountable.
The meetings, which have so far been held in Nevis, Cayon, West Basseterre and Sandy Point, have been very popular with citizens and residents who turn out in record numbers each time to participate.
Prime Minister Harris views these consultations as excellent examples of people’s democracy at work and an opportunity for the people to guide and shape the government’s agenda, as many useful contributions have come on matters of law and order, housing policy, infrastructure development and poverty alleviation initiatives.
“We are grateful for those of you who have been to each and every one of the four town halls we have had so far. These town hall meetings are about you. They reflect the fact that as a government we value your input and we take delight in your consultations with us. Your views and your expectations matter; they are important to us and that is why we have been coming so often to have the conversation with you,” Prime Minister Harris said at last Tuesday’s (March 26) community consultation held at the Sandy Point Community Center.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Government has, in the last four years, delivered to the people on a wide range of manifesto commitments which have buoyed public confidence in the Dr. Harris-led Team Unity Government. In fact, two recent scientific political surveys have revealed that the Dr. Harris-led administration had the strong support of the people and a majority of the respondents say they would deliver a second term to the Team Unity coalition.
Parliamentary Representative for East Basseterre, the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd is also slated to address Tuesday’s town hall meeting, where he will give an account of his outstanding performance and expound on how he has advanced the quality of life for all people in East Basseterre.
Some important deliverables by the honourable minister include houses, a completely renovated dental clinic, improved public infrastructure, as well as upgrades to sporting facilities.
Tuesday’s town hall meeting is expected to commence at 7:30pm at the Newtown Community Center.