MSJ launches manifesto in Point Fortin
THE Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) on Friday night launched its manifesto during a meeting at Point Fortin.
Leader of the MSJ David Abdulah outlined some of the main points in the manifesto and its philosophy of moving forward from Central Government to the people through local government.
Abdulah said change can only come if power is put in the hands of the people and their communities.
The manifesto will soon be available on-line.
At Friday’s meeting at Victor Chin Kit Park, Frisco Junction, Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) President Ancel Roget said he will endorse the MSJ candidates for the October 21 local government elections.
“If we are to demand what we deserve. If we are to demand what we need, for goodness sakes let us identify with people who come from the ranks and files and from the communities who understand the problems and who are willing to make a difference ... and that is why two Saturdays ago the General Council of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union took the position ... perhaps unlike any other trade union, that we would endorse the candidates of the Movement for Social Justice for this local government elections.”