Budget Communication by Minister of State Iram Lewis

The Hon. Iram Lewis
Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction

Contribution to 2020/21 Budget Debate

House of Assembly

Monday, June 15, 2020

Mr. Speaker,

I rise today humbled and encouraged. Encouraged because there is hope.
 

As one writer puts it, "Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness"
 
The Bahamas has seen darkness the past nine months with Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Bahamians I know are resilient people who face difficult times with courage and a resolve to overcome.

Mr. Speaker,
I stand here today on the shoulders of the good people of Central Grand Bahama who gave this Water Cay Boy an opportunity to work for them, and for the people of The Bahamas.

My 2020/21budget contribution as Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction is about Hope, Preparedness, Restoration and Rebuilding.

As an island nation we live in a hurricane zone. We have an awesome task of preparing this country for the next disaster and rebuilding for the future.