PPP/C parliamentarian Dr. Frank Anthony on Tuesday lambasted the government for failing sugar workers, saying they have become collateral damage in a “spate of vindictive politics.”
With the support of his fellow opposition parliamentarians, Anthony told the National Assembly during the budget debate that the government’s assault on the sugar industry continues unabated.
“The government has adopted a narrow-minded approach to sugar; that is, to unilaterally shut major parts of the industry down. In the name of saving a few miserly dollars, thousands of workers will be sacrificed to save the industry. These innocent sugar workers and their families will become collateral damage in a spate of vindictive politics. Instead of helping by lending a hand to the industry, they prefer to [kick] the people and the industry while they are down,” he said…..