Published On: Mon, Jun 10th, 2013

Asjes: ‘Together we can achieve’

Prime MinisterWILLEMSTAD“As a Government we are calling on all citizens of Curacao to join forces and work together in confidence, peace and tranquility to build a strong nation, in which all everyone can enjoy equal opportunities and are able to develop their talents.”

These words were expressed by the brand new Prime Minister of Curacao, Ivar Asjes (Pueblo Soberano) last night during his first national speech, which was broadcasted on television. Mr. Asjes showed appreciation for the work of the transitional Government headed by Daniel Hodge during the past five months.

“Curacao faces major challenges and it requires the help from all of us. Let us prove our greatness and show humility to form a strong alliance together, regardless of our political differences, in peace and tranquility and achieve social justice for all,” Ashes said.

Right after Asjes and the rest of the Ministers were sworn in, they had the first Council of Ministers in Fort Amsterdam. The Government is convinced that everyone wants to live in a society in which there is a balance between economic development and social-cultural development and in which the emphasis is on education, health, healthy environment, optimal social care and safety.

The Prime Minister stressed that respect, equality, dignity and happiness are important values. “We have to make the contrast disappear, just as the social deprivation which is a visible difference in the quality of the lives between residents and families in the neighborhoods. By investing in the community and the social structural infrastructure in the neighborhoods, the crime that has the community in its grip.

“We need to pursue a country that is proud of its identity and its global position. Each Minister will wholeheartedly work to serve the public of Curacao in a professional manner and to deliver concrete results at the end,” Asjes concluded.

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