17 Nov PNP Kicks off its ‘Link Up With the People’
The People’s National Party is embarking on a series of community meetings across the country to consult with and further engage Jamaicans from all walks of life about the local issues affecting them. The ‘Link Up With the People’ will kick off with PNP President, Portia Simpson Miller, meeting with the people of Brompton and Black River in St. Elizabeth, tomorrow, Thursday November 17, 2016. This represents the final drive of the Party’s Local Government Community Outreach.
The ‘Link Up With the People’ is integral the Party’s local government theme, ‘With the People! For the People!’, and rooted in our ongoing work of engagement with the people of Jamaica.
The PNP says that all 228 of its candidates for local government are working towards victory in their divisions and respective parish councils, noting that over the next ten days PNP Link Up activities will include 700 community meetings, 1000 corner reasonings and over 2000 walks.
During the period of Thursday 17th to Saturday 26th November, the ‘Link Up With the People’ is anticipated to reach over 200,000 Jamaicans for our candidates to listen and reason with the people and carry the Party’s message. The Link Up is also aimed at reinforcing awareness of the Party’s Councillor Candidate as their local representative and their responsibilities to the people.
The program will intensify this weekend with leadership teams traversing the length and breadth of Jamaica with a series of activities. On Saturday, this will start with meetings in Braes River, St Elizabeth and Dalvey in St. Thomas to end in Caanan Heights, May Pen. On Sunday, the Link Up begins in Chester Castle, Hanover and St. Margaret’s Bay in Portland and converges in Steer Town, St. Ann..
The programme will culminate over the weekend of Friday 25 and Saturday November 26, 2016, with 228 election day volunteers’ meetings for the purpose of finalizing election day preparations.