The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has come out swinging against the People National Party (PNP) over it’s decision to take the Government to Court over NIDS.
In a release the party General Secretary, Horace Chang labeled the opposition as obstructionist for its continued attempts to undermine the National Identification System and affirms that history won’t absolved them for blocking the progress of the Jamaican people.
General Secretary Dr Horace Chang says he is not surprised but disappointed that the Opposition will now be using the courts in an attempt to undermine a law that they themselves contributed to drafting.
”We, as a country, have been talking about this for almost 40 years. The PNP even tabled a bill in 2002 that is very similar to the one just passed. Many of the current provisions that they now seeks to undermine came out of discussions with them.
”We are left with only one conclusion, it seems that the tea issue the opposition has is that this government is finally implementing the system where they have failed,” Chang explained.
Dr Chang maintained that NIDS is one of the most fundamental developments in the history of Jamaica.
”There are numerous benefits for the people, especially the working class, including being able to better do business and access government services. NIDS will ensure hay Jamaicans can participate effectively and securely in the digits space. This is how you create a Jamaica that works for all,” he assured.
The JLP General Secretary added that the people of Jamaica should be confident that the government will defend the gains fought for in their interest.
”Well-thinking Jamaicans have recognised the motives of the opposition and will not forget their attack on the development of the country. The elected government will fulfil its mandate given to it by the people;” he stated.