BASSETERRE, St Kitts, May 4, CMC – The main opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM)has called on the government to initiate measures that would result in a reduction in the electricity costs to consumers in the twin-island federation.
PAM leader, Lindsay Grant, speaking on the “People’s Forum” programme on Thursday night Grant promised that a “PAM administration will remove the fuel surcharge, thereby reducing the cost of electricity, bringing real and immediate relief to consumers”.
PAM said that it was shocked at the recent call by Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas for consumers to take to the streets to protest the high electricity bills when he as head of government as well as finance minister is responsible for the existing situation.
Grant said that the PAM would continue to pursue policies and adopt position that would ensure the future socio-economic growth of the country.
The opposition party said that it would host its annual tribute to workers, with the traditional May Day weekend of activities beginning with a calypso show dubbed “Calypso Bacchanal” on Friday and ending with the Fund Day” on May 7.
It said the actives would allow workers and their families to celebrate their achievements while taking note of their struggles.