Leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Roosevelt Skerrit has made an appeal for more Dominicans to assume roles and leadership positions within the party.
Skerrit told the 3rd annual DLP Awards ceremony in Grandbay on Sunday that “die hard” party supporters are responsible, in part, for the policies governing the country.
During the event, thirty-three stalwarts were recognized for their contribution to the party.
“Very often leaders and those in positions of high visibility and influence are credited for the rating of a political party that is doing commendably. On occasions, the manner in which a party handles a crisis, is celebrated and traced back to the ultimate decision maker, but what is often not recognized, is the fact that it is from frequent interactions with embers and well wishers, that many policies are born”, he said.
Skerrit told party supporters that they have served as the party’s barometers over the years.
“Together we remain an unbeatable force in the politics of Dominica. In your simple and unassuming way, you have served us over the years,” he said.
Skerrit said while time does not permit him to personally thank every supporter who assisted the DLP, their support is highly appreciated.
The DLP leader also suggested that the annual awards should be held twice for the year.
Meantime Parliamentary Representative for the Grandbay constituency, Justina Charles, says the contribution of those who worked “towards bringing the party to where it is today” should never be forgotten.
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