The Parliamentary Opposition, the United Workers Party, has decided to take its Budget response directly to the Dominican public.
This will be done through a series of town-hall meetings throughout the island beginning this week in Wesley and two public meetings in La Plaine on August 20, 2015 and Lagoon Roseau on August 27, 2015.
Dominicans are encouraged to come in large numbers to listen to an explanation of the Budget figures and the UWP’s own social and economic plans for the country.
On Friday 24th July, 2015 the Opposition Members, responded to their national duty by participating in the debate on the 2015/2016 Budget presented by the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit.
Following his presentation, the Prime Minister moved that the “House” be adjourned to Monday 27th July at 10:00 a.m., which permitted the Opposition Leader, Honourable Lennox Linton to deliver, what many considered to be a masterful rebuttal address.
Following his presentation, eight Parliamentarians on both sides of the “House” made contributions to the Debate.
At about 8:45 p.m. at the Prime Minister stood up and was recognized by the Speaker of the House of Assembly. He then proceeded to wind down the Budget Debate which effectively denied thirteen Ministers of government and seven of the ten Opposition Parliamentarians from contributing to the Debate.
This unprecedented action in the history of the country by the Prime Minister is the main reason for the Parliamentary Opposition, the United Workers Party, deciding to take its Budget response directly to the Dominican public.