When parliament meets on Tuesday July 1, the opposition United Workers Party will have a fresh face and voice added to its side in the person of new senator Monelle Williams.
On Friday, the UWP announced that Williams was named senator on it side.
Williams told Friday’s press conference that her gift is her love for people and this she will take to parliament.
“I love to help people attain success, and so I take this passion with me into parliament,” she noted.
She said she is honored to be selected by the UWP to be a senator.
“I am honored that my peers have selected me for appointment as a senator in parliament of Dominica,” she stated. “As I enter parliament, I enter a new journey but I am ready. I will be bringing a high level of debate to parliament. I rise to make parliament aware of the things that matter most to the people of Dominica, especially the women of Dominica and the people of the St. Joseph constituency.”
Opposition leader, Hector John, described Williams as the most dynamic young politician in the present male dominated political race.
“A young politician who continues to rise and make a mark in Dominica’s politics,” he said.
According to him, Williams will add gender balance to the House.
He also thanked the former Senator Ronnie Isidore, who Williams is replacing, for his contribution to parliament.
When questioned on how Williams was chosen, John said it was “very simple.”
He disclosed that the matter was discussed at a management meeting of the UWP and several factors were taken into consideration.
“We looked at her youthfulness, gender balance, what she brings to the people of Dominica and right now Monelle Williams is the ideal person to be a senator in Parliament,” John stated.