Hector ‘Spags’ John sworn in as Opposition UWP Leader
Parliamentary Representative for the Salisbury Constituency, Mr Hector ‘Spags’ John was sworn in as the opposition leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), at the State House on July 19th, 2010.
Mr John’s appointment came just about one week after by-election victories for the UWP in the Marigot and Salisbury constituencies.
Mr John told those witnessing his oath of allegiance and oath of office that his role is critical in representing the people of Dominica on the path of development for the country.
“Serving as the leader of the opposition in the highest office of the land comes with responsibility, where one should at all times take decisions in the interest of the country. The respect for the rule of law is critical. We should always be a good example at all times. As leaders we should lead from the front in all aspects,” John said.
The new opposition leader pledged to fight for democracy, taking the people’s concerns at heart in his quest to build a healthy and vibrant nation for all.
“I promise to be your humble servant and to execute my duties in the interest of our beloved country. I will work diligently with my colleagues in and out of the House to bring your concerns to parliament and to deliberate on them on your behalf. The effectiveness of the Public Accounts Committee is a concern for many Dominicans and I promise to give it serious attention in the public’s interest,” John added.
While Mr Ron Green remains the party’s political leader, Mr Hector John will also take up responsibility from Green, as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.