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PM calls for unity & nation building


first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews PM calls for unity & nation building by: Dominica Vibes News – December 8, 2014 248 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on the nation to unite its efforts towards nation building, following the climax of the 2014 general election.The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) secured a historic fourth term win with fifteen (15) seats while the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) won six (6) seats.In his address to the nation on Monday evening, Mr Skerrit congratulated all successful candidates and singled out the political leader of the UWP – Lennox Linton on his entry into the House of Assembly as an elected member.Mr Skerrit promised citizens that more resources will be devoted towards “wiping out poverty and ignorance in Dominica” in the new term 2014- 2019 term and that “the best is yet to come”.He added that he is “exceedingly proud” that the DLP made history as there is only four other occasions in the Caribbean region where a party has won four consecutive terms.“This is not the time for boasting or ridiculing…it is time for reconciliation and unity in building a peaceful, just Dominica…let us work hand in hand to build the economy,” Mr Skerrit urged.“No one should go hungry, destitute in a rich country like ours…all Dominicans should work together,” he urged. The Prime Minister also called on citizens to reach out to Dominicans abroad to get them involved in the country’s development and transcend political parties.He thanked voters for the “faith, trust and confidence” they have placed in his party and “we pledge we will never let you down”.While Prime Minister Skerrit encouraged supporters to celebrate the victory, he said the country has partied enough over the last five weeks and so tomorrow, Tuesday 9 December 2014 would not be declared a holiday.“We need to buckle down and get back to work tomorrow,” Mr Skerrit said.He also announced that the nation will be updated on Tuesday afternoon as to when the new government will be sworn into office.last_img

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