Mia and Freundel …we want transparency legislation IMPLEMENTED!
The following was poster was created by Sunshine Sunny Shine
The Barbados Labour Party opposition leader has painted a picture that the parliamentary system of government under the Barbados Model needs a drastic amendment to make it more effective and public centred. When one listens to the gusto of the opposition leader, the way forward sounds very positive if the leadership of the island is given to her and her party in the next elections due in 2018. One cannot dispute the fact that the words of this aspiring leader makes a whole lot of sense as can be heard and viewed in the link below. She is without doubt a woman that is not often lost for words. But, one thing is certain and evident, we are yet to hear the same type of gusto and enthusiasm towards the number one problem in the Barbados governance model that has labeled both her party and the current Democratic Labour Party as the two peas in the same pod dilly dallying and excusing the need for – greater accountability, Transparency, Integrity, Anti-corruption laws, Freedom of Information and Whistle blower legislation. Mottley knows that the reports coming from the Auditor General over several years shows clearly that financial mismanagement and the wastage (or stealing) of millions of dollars under the guise of projects, cost overruns, were there little reporting of financials or no reporting at all, is still at large and needs reprimanding. Until Mottley addresses that concern, she will be looked upon as delivering a bunch of sweets that will only get sour once she has obtained the coveted first position of winning the next election and becoming Barbados’ first female Prime Minister.