Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told a campaign stop in Thwaites Corner that an investor has promised more than half a billion United States dollars in new investments.
Browne made the disclosure on Thursday night on day four of the 2018 general election campaign.
The ABLP leader told a crowd of flag-waving supporters that he got the commitment from the investor earlier in the day.
“Just today we met with a billionaire from the Middle East. The visit emanated from a trip that I made to the middle east two weeks ago.
“And they were so impressed that they decided to come here…And they have pledged, immediately after the next general election to pump at least half a billion US dollars in this country’s economy,” Browne announced.
Browne did not give the name of the investor, nor did he specify what investments the individual will be taking on.
He said this is another reason why his government should be returned to office.
“Today the investments are coming and opportunities are coming to you,” the prime minister said.
The ABLP rode into power in the last general election with similar promises of investments.
Browne said his goal is to attract better-paying jobs for residents.
Voters will go to the poll on March 21, in what is being seen as a straight race between the ABLP and the main opposition United Progressive Party.
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