Kenneth Russell, KING OF NOUGHT!!!
September 2, 2008 marks the sixteenth month of The FNM being re-elected as The Government. September 2, 2008 also marks 92 days since the 2007-8 Budget was passed into legislation in The House of Assembly. What makes these two time periods significant to Bahamas Press is that not one house, nor even a dog house, has been built by The FNM Government! Zero, Zilch! Hence, Bahamas Press crowns Housing Minister Kenneth Russell, The King of Nought (0)!!!!
Never in the history of The Bahamas has a housing minister had the disgraceful record of not having built one house. Never in the history of The Bahamas has a housing minister had so many stop and starts as to when at least one house will built. First The King of Nought promised to build 2000 houses in five years! Then, The King of Nought promised prior to the 2007-8 Budget Debate that the house construction program would be moving at full speed in two weeks! Then finally, The King of Nought came to the public and acknowledged his abject failure at not having built one house, but he asked the public to look on the bright side of his disastrous and calamitous handling of housing, he said, “Even if I only build one house as the minister of housing, at least it will be a house well built and safe to live in!” To be dumb is obviously still dangerous.
Bahamas Press questions the desire of The King of Nought to build houses for those who are in need. After all, infrastructure was laid in Pride Estates, the south section of Dignity Gardens and The Perpal Tract area of Chippingham by the former PLP Government. So why can’t at least one house be built? And what Bahamas Press finds to be even more insulting is that while they can’t manage to build one house, they have time to put people out of trailer homes in Grand Bahama and refuse to give people occupancy certificates for Government housing that have already received deposits. The King of Nought can do all of this, but he can’t find one contractor with a nail and hammer to even look like he may be starting to build a house for those who need it most.
Kenneth Russell needs to wake up and smell whatever that is around him, because when his boss can be all over the place saying, “You see that jackass there, he can’t even manage to build one house!” Then obviously if Kenneth Russell isn’t prepared to get a crew and build a house himself—it ain’t gonna happen, my brudder. So Bahamas Press says to Kenneth Russell—Arise, O, King of Nought