The United Workers Party (UWP) on Thursday morning kicked off a 25-day campaign to 21 constituencies around in the island in what party leader, Lennox Linton, described as ‘historical and important.’
As a bus carrying party officials prepared to leave Roseau for the first stop in Grand Fond, Linton told a brief press conference that the event, dubbed ‘Coast to Coast in 25’, “is the celebration of the common sense to know that Dominica needs to change and the uncommon courage to believe that we can get ourselves to a better place.”
The campaign ends on December 1 and Linton vows the party will “touch every nook and cranny, every heart, every mind across the Commonwealth of Dominica.”
He remarked that the UWP will be carrying a message “of a vision for the country that tells we can be become the best place to live, to work and to enjoy life in the global community not withstanding the hopelessness right now.”
The message will be one of hope, according to Linton.
“This is a message of hope, this is a message of the new Dominica that we are taking across the country beginning this morning right here outside of our offices on Marlborough Street,” he said.
Linton stated that the UWP will once again be seen as a party that gets the job done. “We are the thinkers of the political landscape of this country,” he stated. “We will be seen for what we have been to know to do in the past; a party that gets the job done. As we think it, so we will rethink, we will renew, we will rebuild this economy to one that is growing at a rate of six to seven percent per year and capable of delivering 5,000 jobs in the first three years.”
The party leader pointed out that the UWP will not be doing the same thing the Dominica Labour Party has been doing for the past 14 years, which he claims has not served the interest of the people of the country.
“It is going to come from vision, it is going to come from knowing the business fundamentals, it is going to come from our values, it is going to come from our ability to plan strategically and to execute with excellence against those plans,” Linton pointed out.
The party said “Coast to Coast in 25” will target farmers, fishermen, shop keepers, public officers, construction workers, port workers, artistes and musicians, sports men and women, housewives, students, unemployed youth and ‘men on the block.’