In all reality guys, we as a people need to do our part in spite of whichever govt is in power. If we learn to live within our means, become self-sufficient, stop wanting everything we see on tv so we can have something better than the other person, start eating locally produced products rather than demanding imported stuff.
I remember back in the day when Food of the gods was manufacturing chocolate bars in Belmopan, their product was far superior and more natural than the imported stuff; but because the people had to have the imported stuff because we think that if it’s not Snickers or Hershey that it’s not good enough and the Govt at the time did not allow for them to grow into a fully functioning and profitable company that could have been providing quality jobs, they sadly had to close down.
We have local meat markets that produce sausages, hams and other meat products that are way superior and contain less chemicals that the imported stuff, we need to start supporting our local producers people. When we do that, our money stays in Belize and feeds the economy. When you buy imported stuff you feed the economy of another country and deplete ours.
Families today are feeding their children Ramen soup instead of growing a little garden in their yards or as a community and cooking fresh organic healthy food.
We need to learn to do stop relying on Big Brother to do everything for us and learn to become self-sufficient and work together as a community for the betterment of all.
Gas expensive? Carpool.. Get 5 people to pool together and pay to fill one tank of gas rather than 5 people filling up 5 tanks of gas to go to the same place. Not going far? Ride a bike. Seriously folks, WE need to start taking responsibility for some of the hardships we face as well.
True the govt can make a big difference, and they need to get their hind ends in gear; but we need to step up to the plate as well.
If we can get the rich people to drop 1% of their yearly income into a pool fund that will be managed by all of them or their accountants; so there will be no thieving, we can do wonders. One thing is that we can use that money to send a student or more than one abroad to study a much needed field in Belize, they will in turn sign a contract that once they are done; they in turn will return to Belize to practice their skills for 10 years and train other Belizeans to do the work. Once they start making a profit, they too will be held responsible to re invest in said pool and the cycle continues. Same for a person that wants to start a little business.
Get the idea guys? There is so much that can be done, we just need to get it in our minds and hearts that a difference can be made without having to wait for Govt to stop dragging ass.
I bet if PUP or any other P for that matter, gets in tomorrow; everyone will expect them to fix all the issues ASAP too. Come on peeps, lets join hands and minds and do the right things to bring Belize back on track, it starts with us.