JLP had ‘outstandingly successful year’, reports Chang
Dr Horace Chang (file photo)
General Secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, has described 2019 as “an eventful and outstandingly successful year for the JLP”.
Chang was giving the report on the activities of the party over the past 12 months at the party’s 76th annual conference inside the National Arena in St Andrew.
Describing the JLP as the “greatest party in the Caribbean”, Chang pointed to the achievements during nearly four years in Government, include two by-election wins in South East St Mary and Eastern Portland, which extended the party’s majority in the House of Representatives from one to five seats. He also noted that the JLP had picked up eleven seats in the February 2012 general elections before adding East Portland and South East St Mary.
Chang said the secretariat is working to ensure that all constituencies have a full slate of workers leading up to the next elections. He said the JLP has the best party workers in the Western Hemisphere, and he implored them to “return to your constituencies with one commitment; prepare to return Andrew Michael Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party team to Government whenever the party leader chooses to ring the bell.”
And Chang told tens of thousands of green-clad party supporters that the commitment of the Government is to build a safe and prosperous Jamaica, having inherited (a broken down country)”.
Chang, who is also the Minister of National Security, said that after 22 years “of corrupt and incompetent PNP governance, we are now on the right path and moving in the right direction.”
He said the JLP Administration is equipping the security forces with the requisite resources and equipment to effectively take the fight to criminals.
“We will not satisfy every individual need, but we are on the right path, we are moving in the right direction, the road to safety and prosperity on which we build a new Jamaica is under construction.”
In a direct plea to party workers, he said: “Your job is to take this positive message to every community, every corner, the bar, the ‘nine night’, the grave digging, the church, the school and wherever you can find your neighbour, take the message. This message of hope is a message for all Jamaicans…”