Harold Lovell, Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has called on Prime Minister Gaston Browne to apologize to workers at the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) for accusing them of sabotage.
Two Saturdays ago, Browne blamed APUA workers for sabotaging the daily delivery of pipe-borne water, saying they had turned off the relevant valves.
He claimed that Opposition elements – meaning persons who support the UPP — who were behind the act.
Lovell says Browne’s excuse for his Administration’s failure is a disgrace, and he advises the Prime Minister to do as he promised and fix the water situation, instead of blaming the staff.
Lovell says the people of Antigua and Barbuda should condemn Browne and his Administration for “passing the buck” and laying the blame on workers.
The UPP Political Leader is also crying shame on the Minister responsible for APUA, Sir Robin Yearwood, who is yet to come to the defence of his workers.
As a matter of fact, many of the persons employed at the utility company are from Sir Robin’s constituency, Lovell notes.
Accordingly, he calls on the APUA Minister to stand up for the staff and not allow the Prime Minister to besmirch their good names.