UPP candidates outline their plans

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The United Progressive Party (UPP) candidates for a number of constituencies have revealed some of the plans that the party has in store for the nation.
At a UPP rally held Thursday in Old Road, the newly selected candidates were among those who shared with supporters the plans that are in store for their various constituencies and the country as a whole.
“The UPP will restore agriculture to the pride of place that it should be in any community,” said Corthwright Marshall, caretaker for St Mary’s South.
Marshall, in speaking to supporters about the party’s proposals for agricultural policies said, “From day one, we will craft a national agricultural programme which will address issues like food security, inclusive
growth, farm size for farmers, food and nutritional security.”
Proposals for the health care sector were also revealed, particularly concerning disabilities and maternity leave.
“Persons with disabilities also need opportunities,” said Dr Philmore Benjamin, the caretaker for St Mary’s North.
“We will have a register for [these] persons and put them on the front burner.”
He added: “We believe that mothers need more time to bond with their children. We will consider extending the leave from three months to months or years depending on what is reasonable.”
New caretaker for All Saints East and St Luke, Jamal Pringle addressed supporters on certain issues, which he identified in his constituency and his plans to address them, if elected.
One such, he said, was people having to resort to buying water, due to little being provided by the government.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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