Deputy Mayor presents comprehensive agenda focusing on security, prosperity, and transparency.
By: Omar Silva, NP Staff Writer
Belize City: Thursday 3rd August 2023
In an exclusive interview with the National Perspective Digital, Deputy Mayor, Allan Pollard delivered a stirring message, Pollard laid out his vision for Belize City, centered around three key pillars: security, prosperity, and transparency. With a commitment to fostering hope and synergy among the diverse community, Pollard aims to transform the city and improve the lives of its citizens as he vies for the mayoral candidacy.
Addressing the pressing issue of security head-on, Pollard recognizes that crime and violence have plagued the city for far too long. He pledges to take decisive action, working closely with the police and all stakeholders to develop innovative strategies. These strategies will focus on prevention, intelligence-driven law enforcement, and social reintegration, leading to safer communities and a significant reduction in homicides and other crimes.
Turning his attention to prosperity, Pollard vows to champion bold economic reforms at the city level. His goal is to attract more investment and streamline bureaucratic processes, creating an environment where businesses can thrive. By generating jobs, empowering small and medium-sized enterprises, and ensuring sustainable development, Pollard believes a thriving private sector is vital for the city's growth. He will actively stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation to drive progress and shared prosperity for all residents.
In recognizing the importance of investing in people, Pollard is dedicated to implementing comprehensive social programs. These programs will address poverty, improve healthcare, and provide accessible education. His vision is for every resident of Belize City to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and contribute to the city's development, leaving no one behind.
The foundations of good governance, transparency, and accountability are equally essential to Pollard's vision. As Mayor, he promises to prioritize combating corruption, strengthening the rule of law, and promoting transparency in public administration. By holding themselves accountable and fighting against corruption, Pollard aims to build a just society that respects the rights and dignity of all citizens.
In his heartfelt message, Pollard highlights the power of multilateralism and dialogue to tackle the city's complex issues. He is committed to taking concrete actions that promote economic growth and social development. However, he emphasizes that this journey cannot be traversed alone; he seeks the support of the entire community at the upcoming People's Convention.
"I stand before you , humbly asking for your backing," Pollard says. "Let us rally together, hand in hand, and forge a path towards a brighter future for Belize City. With your support, we can create a city where our collective voice is heard, our aspirations are realized, and our dreams become a reality."
Pollard calls on the citizens to join him in shaping a city that prioritizes their well-being, nurtures economic growth, and upholds the values of transparency, accountability, and justice. Together, they can overcome any obstacle and build a Belize City that fills them all with pride.
In conclusion, Pollard passionately seeks the trust and confidence of the people as they embark on this transformative journey together. He envisions a city that secures the necessary financing to turn their vision into reality, striving for a Belize City that stands as a beacon of hope and progress for all. With his vision firmly outlined and a commitment to democratic values, Allan Pollard emerges as a visionary newcomer with a clear path for Belize City's future.