Hon. Fred Mitchell MP for Fox Hill.
Mr. Mitchell’s response is as follows:
“Mr. Ferguson is not at the level of political competence to answer my comments. He is not a Cabinet minister and therefore cannot speak on behalf of the FNM government. This is not a time for back and forth with political hacks but it is time for the Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and his Cabinet ministers to take seriously their role in Government.
The fact is Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham blew this Bahamar deal. They came to office, dithered, dillied and dallied and now want to shift the blame on the PLP. When will the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues and by extension his party hatchet men get serious and get their acts together and get to work and stop blaming the PLP for everything and the kitchen sink.
Seventy per cent of the contractors are out of work in this country according to the Chamber of Commerce President. Do they care who is to blame? These contractors want work. They need to feed their families. Mr. Ferguson can play word games all he likes. His party and the Prime Minister wrecked the deal.
They should heed the words of former Prime Minister Christie when he said that a real Prime Minister would not complain but would get to work trying to save this deal. Mr. Ferguson should tell his leader the truth about the damage Mr. Ingraham has done to this country in nine short months. A one man political wrecking crew. He owes the country an apology for wrecking the Bahamar deal. “