21 Apr The work of Politicians must Improve People’s Lives
Leader of Opposition Business and Spokesperson on Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell says “Improving the lives of all the people must be the primary focus of political representatives.”
Mr Paulwell was speaking at the Annual District Conference of the Key Club International (Jamaica) in St Ann on the Weekend.
In recounting some of his laudable achievements on behalf of the people of Jamaica, including the liberalization of the Telecommunications Sector and getting the cost of energy lowered, Mr Paulwell said, “Often times the opposition I faced, included personal attacks but never was I perturbed, as I knew deep within I was doing the right thing.”
The Member of Parliament from Kingston East and Port Royal added, “When one’s primary goal is the upliftment of the Jamaican people, no matter the pressure, you have to stay the course if you genuinely want to make a difference.” “As a leader, when you think outside the box and innovate you will have some missteps, however, the people will understand once they know that what you did was in their interest and not for personal or narrow political gain.”
Phillip Paulwell during his terms as a Minister of Government, has among other things led the charges that the revolutionized the digital communication sector, which today is responsible the current modern and competitive environment of voice and data; the competitive pricing of energy for the electricity sector; the introduction of the Universal Service Fund which has funded the very innovative Tablets in Schools programme, among other technological modernity.
Mr. Paulwell was a founding member of the Key Club of his Alma Mater, Excelsior High School.
Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International family of service-leadership programs. Many local Key Clubs are then sponsored by a local Kiwanis club.