The St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party has expressed its dismay at the alleged use of taxpayers’ money to finance partisan meetings overseas.
Federal elections are due by February 2020 and the campaign trail has been abuzz with activity for all established parties within the twin island state.
However, there have been concerns of lack of accountability, especially in relation to the use of government spending to back party campaigns.
“The St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party is appalled at the conduct of the Prime Minister who insists on using taxpayers’ money to undertake what are clearly partisan political meetings overseas. The forum for nationals of St Kitts and Nevis held in New York on Thursday was by every measure a political meeting staged by the Prime Minister at the expense of St Kitts and Nevis taxpayers,” the St. Kitts Nevis Labour party said in a prepared statement.
“The St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party will enact legislation that prevents the wanton abuse of taxpayers’ dollars on partisan political activity,”the statement concluded.
The Party has long contended that there needs to be greater accountability and transparency by the present Timothy Harris led administration to residents of the twin island state.