LOO speaks on the UDP’s efforts to assist persons affected by Hurricane Lisa
In the wake of Hurricane Lisa, numerous organizations have mobilized to assist residents affected by the storm. The United Democratic Party (UDP) also joined in the rebuilding efforts. The hurricane affected over 1,500 residents in Belize City, many of whom suffered damage to their property. According to Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow, in his constituency, a significant number of persons were severely impacted. Yesterday, he spoke to Love News about the party’s efforts to offer humanitarian support to those most in need.
Moses Shyne Barrow, Leader of the Opposition, Area Representative Mesopotamia Division: “I had spoken to the Prime Minister on Thursday while I was doing damage assessment and going throughout the entire city and he had promised that he would have released some funds and he did release monies to all the area representatives in Belize district for us to dispense so I have been since Friday morning taking invoices and getting the materials to people as quickly as possible to help with their damages. Obviously it will never be enough I have to go back to the Prime Minister and try to ask for more because the type of damages that people suffered is tremendous and I believe in helping as much people as possible so I’m not going to give everything to one person and so the hope is that maybe I could get some more money from the Prime Minister and go back to some of those people who I helped already to give them more because obviously we can’t build new houses for people. I’ve helped about a hundred people from Friday morning to today and people are still coming in.”