Grant: Oil spills cause for concern
The three oil spills in Grand Bahama within the last three months are cause for concern, said the Member of Parliament for Central Grand Bahama Neko Grant, former Minister of Works.
In a statement Wednesday, Grant said that he is deeply concerned about the recent oil spills and calls on the government to be more proactive and informative.
"The ongoing lip service being offered by the relevant Minister presents far more questions than answers," said Grant in the statement,
"My constituents, particularly those residing in Lewis Yard, Pinder's Point, Eight Mile Rock, and the wider Grand Bahama, deserve better and expect a more action oriented government. "The Government, in my view, continues to downplay the critical affects of these oil spills that seriously threatens the livelihood of our people," added Grant.
"I continue to hear from my constituents with regards to the health, environmental, and economic concerns sparked by these oil spills, and look forward to representing their concerns at the earliest opportunity in the House of Assembly.
"I wish to advise residents throughout Grand Bahama that the leadership of the Free National Movement is keenly focused on this matter and no effort will be spared to ensure that the government and the relevant private sector stakeholders do what is necessary for the safety of our people and the protection of waters."
Grant called on members of the government to demonstrate the leadership required to improve the quality of life for all Bahamians.
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