UPP’s Senator Joseph says that poor people cannot afford to pay for trucking of water

The United Progressive Party Candidate for St. Mary’s North has joined the chorus of voices crying out for water in Antigua and Barbuda.

Senator Johnathan Joseph says the challenge of accessing water is pushing people to their breaking point and there is no respite in sight.

Joseph worked as a manager in the hotel industry for well over 26 years.

He says he has called the Antigua Public Utilities Authority and suggested that it shut off the valve that is feeding Jolly Beach, Jolly Harbour and the Hermitage Hotel, so the villagers in Jennings might be able to get water through their taps.

The Senator says he understands the importance of tourism to the country’s GDP, and how essential water is to the sector.

However, hotel properties all have enormous storage tanks that can sustain them for a few hours, he says.

Meanwhile, outlining further challenges in the St. Mary’s North constituency, an emotional Joseph attempted to explain what drivers face traversing what he calls “a warri board.”

He agrees that there are bad roads throughout the country; but the infamous unfinished Little Creek Bridge is an insult to constituents’ injury, Joseph feels.

St. Mary’s North has been lacking leadership and representation for far too long, Joseph says, and the people are saying that enough is enough.