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PUP unveils manifesto for CitCo elections

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter

The People’s United Party unveiled it’s City Council Manifesto on Saturday at the Institute of Technical Vocational and Training (ITVET) compound in Belize City.

The manifesto summary entitled, “Change Begins Now” highlights areas where the candidates have pledged to put emphasis, if elected to office.

The PUP targeted areas such as job creation, crime-fighting, and tax review. The party pledged to enhance investor confidence and champion a new era of partnership between the council and the private sector, to increase the number of jobs available to Belizeans.

They promised to develop an action plan to address the crime situation and conduct a tax review, removing several taxes levied by the current council.

The manifesto also touched on topics such as tourism and culture, and accountability.

The launch featured speeches from PUP Party Leader, Francis Fonseca, and Mayoral candidate, Yolanda Shakron.

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