The United Progressive Party (UPP) will host its first major political event for 2023 by way of a Public March and Rally set for this afternoon, Thursday, March 23.
The Party will be rallying citizens and residents to express their dissatisfaction with the ongoing water crisis; the high rate of unemployment; the migrant-trafficking and Antigua Airways fiasco; and the high cost of living, among several other issues of national importance.
George Wehner, the party’s mobilization officer, says the procession will move off from the Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre at Perry Bay, wend its way through the city, and culminate on Parliament Drive, where a number of speakers will address the audience.
While the General Election is over, Wehner says, the people continue to suffer. However, the excuse cannot be given that this government is a new administration, since it is in its third term.
Hence, he says, there is no reason why these issues cannot be addressed, particularly since the Browne Administration presented such a glowing budget.
Wehner is expecting that the march will be well supported, given that this plethora of issues impacts so many people’s daily lives.
Meanwhile, the UPP mobilization officer says that a contingent from Barbuda is also expected to join the march, since Central Government continues to pay the transfer grants late and Council workers are owed wages and salaries.