'We are becoming an ungrateful people', says Mandeville mayor

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


MANDEVILLE, ManchesterMayor of Mandeville, Donovan Mitchell, has made a call for politicians as well as parents to guide the next generation on personal values as well as in relation to their expectations of political parties.

Addressing a People's National Party (PNP) Mandeville Divisional Conference at the Manchester High School Sunday night, Mitchell said many people had benefited from the work of the PNP but still spoke ill of it, influencing their children to do likewise.

“The fact is that all of who inside here so right now a go vote PNP… But there are some out there who we need to go engage because, hear me, even though… dem mother did get a house, dem mother still cuss PNP so dem cuss PNP to ... We are becoming an ungrateful people,” he said.

To applause, Mitchell said it was time to move away from that mindset in order to get to where the party needs to go.

The divisional conference was hosted by councillor for the Mandeville Division, Jones Oliphant, under the theme, “Empowered and Engaged.”

An impassioned Mitchell said some constituents were too dependent on political representatives to take care of life events such as funerals. Instead of saving and investing for the future, too many people were spending on luxuries and non-essentials, he said.

“... any Credit Union you go now you can put dung one thousand dollar a week…,” he said, suggesting that politicians needed to manage and re-set public expectations.

Mitchell said that the PNP has always been the best for the country, evidenced by improvements in areas such as infrastructure and social changes.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Flirting while in a relationship is disrespectful.
Yes
68%
No
11%
It depends
21%

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT