The JBA believes that the Government must lay out a realistic medium-term economic plan that will place the country on a path to long-term sustainable growth.
The PSOJ believes that the country is faced with uncertainties and there are concerns around national issues, and that Jamaicans would appreciate if the prime minister, who has the highest level of accountability, could give the country some direction and assurances as to how these matters are being handled and prioritised.
I would expect the prime minister to comment on the status of this partnership (the National Partnership for Transformation), especially because of its impact upon values and attitudes.
MSMEs want to hear about people-empowerment mechanisms that will give them a voice in decision-making and draw on their knowledge and commitment to development and nation-building.
I would like to hear the PM endorse the education programme of Damion Crawford and encourage the other members of parliament on both sides of the house to do likewise.
The prime minister must tell the country how she is going to balance the Budget so the country can be put on a path to economic growth.
The JEF is very concerned by the low levels of productivity and the high rate of unemployment, especially among young people. One issue facing employers is that many school leavers at the secondary and tertiary levels are not employable and the further training that is needed to make them productive is time-consuming and expensive.
The SBAJ wants to hear of the progress of the draft policy to stimulate the small-business sector; where it is and how it will be implemented; what mechanisms she has to oversee and monitor the progress and measure the effectiveness of the policy implementation.
The People's National Party must address several issues in order to restore its own credibility as a political party in the eyes of its constituents and the public, and, as the government in power, lift the confidence of the Jamaican citizenry on its capacity to lead the nation out of the dire straits it is in.