‘Dem nuh ready yet’ – Golding criticises Westmoreland JLP representatives
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— Leader of the opposition, Mark Golding, expressed disappointment in the representation of Westmoreland in Parliament, stating that the elected members are rarely heard during sessions.
Addressing a crowd of supporters at Manning’s School in Westmoreland on Sunday night, Golding criticised the parliamentarians who won on a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ticket in the last general election, emphasising their lack of vocal participation in the house.
“What the people of Westmoreland have now representing them in Gordon House is undeserving of this great parish,” Golding stated.
“I haven’t heard any of them say a word in parliament. I don’t know what they sound like when they talk. They are there, I believe, most of the time,” he remarked.
Golding further commented on the situation, stating, “One is in the naughty corner round by us where the former speaker put him after you know…..did what he did. Dem nuh ready yet. The people of Westmoreland deserve better,” he added as he charged Member of Parliament aspirant for Westmoreland Eastern Dr Dayton Campbell to chart the course.
“I believe you’re going to ensure [you represent well]… and when the time comes, you will get better,” Golding told Campbell.
The party leader commended the general secretary as a hard worker with a brilliant mind, expressing confidence that Campbell can contribute to transforming the Jamaican economy into one that is resilient, properly diversified, and creates wealth for the people.
– Kimberley Peddie