Rosanna Emmanuel, UWP candidate for Petite Savanne constituency
The United Workers Party (UWP) launched its 48-page manifesto on Saturday night in Newtown themed Real Change.
According to the publication, the party’s vision is to make Dominica the premiere nature island destination in the world, and the best place to live, work and enjoy life in the global community of nations.
The manifesto highlights ten priority areas for real change. Among them, a revamping of key institutions in Dominica to improve efficiency and accountability. It names the Integrity Commission, the judiciary, local government, the civil service, the Dominica Police Force, the Electoral Commission and statutory boards.
It also names as priority, the development of a new foreign policy.
Rosanna Emmanuel, UWP candidate for the Petite Savanne constituency says this new foreign policy will bring immediate economic benefits.
“We will ensure that 50% of the jobs on projects funded by grant financing are done by Dominican nationals and 75% on projects funded through loan financing.
“In keeping with the UN Sustainable Goal on partnerships we will, in addition, engage Dominicans in the Diaspora to build a mutually beneficial network,” she continued.
“We will ensure that Dominicans wherever they live can contribute to the economic and social development of Dominica.
“We will undertake to employ among other strategies the following; create a database of Dominicans in the diaspora, taking in consideration their skills and competences that we need to help move Dominica forward, create a network of Dominica development agents to secure investment and partnerships for Dominica in science, arts technology, tourism, manufacturing and industry. Not passports only, there are so many other sectors to develop,” she declared on the UWP platform on Saturday night.
Emmanuel also said that the new foreign policy will be aligned with national development goals.
Read the full manifesto here MANIFESTO