St Kitts and Nevis: “Prison Project is a scam; must be halted,” says PAM-CCM leaders

St Kitts and Nevis: “Prison Project is a scam; must be halted,” says PAM-CCM leaders

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Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: The leaders of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) and Concerned Citizens’ Movement (CCM), including Shawn Richards and Mark Brantley, recently hosted a media conference held on June 27 (Monday) at St Kitts Marriott.

During the conference, the leaders criticized the “Prison Project” by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris and blamed the administration of St Kitts and Nevis for working selfishly. PAM-CCM leaders further condemned and stated that PM Harris has been thinking about himself and not working for the necessities of the people of the twin-island Federation.

While providing assurance about a better future, the leaders stated that the PAM-CCM would work for the general public and their policies would be “people-centred”.

The leader of PAM – Richards, mentioned, “The prison project is a scam, and it will only benefit the PM Harris government, and people won’t enjoy any profit of it. The project will assist rich men of the country.”

“PM Harris is an appropriate leader as he is not prioritizing the health, education or employment sector but is concentrating on his Prison Project,” added the leader of PAM.

Furthermore, he stated that for the upliftment of the Federation, the project must be halted, and it must be re-evaluated. Richards also asked the people to raise their voices against the bad deeds of PM Harris.

Leader CCM, who accompanied Shawn Richards, stated that any leader in the world who prefers to fund incarnation over education is a failed leader. He also shared facts by showing Budget 2021, which stated that the early allotted amount for the project was ECD 88 million, which has been presently increased to ECD 2.4 billion.

As per the official statics, the amount is six times more than the money given to Nevis in the past seven (7) years. He then raised questions seeking answers from PM Harris’ administration on a sudden massive enlargement in the total allotted amount for the project.

PAM and CCM leaders further optimized that elections will be released by next week. Further blaming the government for nepotism, Richards asserted, “Instead of using their power to construct institutions, people and forge a better future for the people of St Kitts and Nevis, the Harris administration is actively and publicly abusing its’ power, ignoring wants and needs of people”.

The leaders further highlighted that PM Harris has been ignoring the hard-working people of St Kitts and Nevis and giving opportunities to close friends and family members. Both the leaders summed up their statements and wished that the people of the Federations would choose the right leader for the country.