'Think of ways to hold the Gov’t accountable' – Holness in Independence Day message
Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness says Jamaicans must, in their reflections on Independence Day, think of ways to hold the Government accountable for ensuring growth amid the country’s crushing debt.
According to Holness a high national debt and periods of low fluctuating growth are a persistent characterisation of Jamaica’s independence.
He says it cannot be overlooked that Jamaicans today are more indebted than they have ever been as a people.
He says every Jamaican now owes on average $752,000 more than most earn in a year.
Holness argues that borrowing to fund government’s programmes is not a tenable solution and Jamaica cannot keep borrowing to pay for losses and the Government’s inefficient operations.
He says Jamaicans must increase vigilance on the government for growth in the economy as this is the only sustainable way of securing development.