PRESS RELEASE | "BPP RESPONDS TO GOB ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE UNCAC"
Belmopan | October 4th, 2016
"BPP RESPONDS TO GOB ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE UNCAC"
Your Belize Progressive Party - BPP, recognises the GOB’s announcement of its intent to sign the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), on 9th December 2016, as being a long overdue determination. Of more significance, we wish to inform Belizeans, to not relax your demands for the all elected officials to adhere to good governance practises and principles, as government’s announcement is but the initial step in a process that requires: Ratification by the Senate, Acceptance, Approval and/or Accession via the requisite government bodies. Each of these steps are required to ensure that Belize is officially party to the treaty and therefore in full adherence. Therefore, given the extreme cunning demonstrated by the PM, in particular, amid the just pressure that is being brought to bare on his administration, by the BNTU and its partners, Belizeans must not fall victim to what fundamentally amounts to yet another means through which the Barrow Administration is seeking to bide its time. The BPP reiterates its unequivocal support of the BNTU and urges all: unions, civil society organisations and tertiary level students to redouble their efforts, in order to ensure the Prime Minister makes good on this promise. In view of the heightened level of subterfuge employed by Mr. Barrow, our call is more than justified because the aforementioned process could conceivably take an extended period of time, meanwhile during which the maladministration of the PM and his government shall continue. Belizeans and true friends of Belize, your Belize Progressive Party calls on one and all, to demand the GOB’s expeditious carrying-out of its intent to sign on to the UNCAC, so as to ensure FULL compliance and adherence to the instrument. Anything less, shall be deemed unacceptable.
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