DNA leader calls for Housing Minister to be more vocal

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By Robert A. Emmanuel

The Leader of Democratic National Alliance (DNA), Joanne Massiah has called on Minister of Housing and Lands, Maria Bird-Browne, to escape the shadow of her husband, Prime Minister Gaston Browne, and expound more publicly on issues.

Following Minister of Works, Lennox Weston’s recent public criticism of the National Housing and Urban Renewal Company over major delays in government’s housing project, and which triggered a rare public statement from Bird-Browne, the Minister responsible for Housing, many others in the society have since called for her to speak out on housing matters.

On Friday, the Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Harold Lovell was the first to do so by calling on the Bird-Browne to break her silence and speak openly about the monies spent on the project being undertaken by the National Housing Company.

However, while speaking on OBSERVER media’s Big Issues yesterday, the DNA leader said that Browne needed to escape the image as the proxy of the prime minister and labelling as the ‘Prime Minister’s Wife’.

Read more in today’s newspaper …

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