My Vision for the Nation as Prime Minister of Belize by: Andre k. Alamina

Our country is polarized by politics so much so that in the past 30 years of our short independent history, representatives from both political parties have rarely, if ever, united amenably for the betterment of our country as a whole. Instead, they eradicate or undermine policies set in place by the previous administration, essentially starting policy making from scratch. This, I believe, is one of the major reasons why our country has found such difficulty in making large economic, social and cultural strides towards a better Belize. If I were given the opportunity to lead this nation as its prime minister, my first order of business would be to create a master plan for the next 10 years in Belize. It will be a realistic, but challenging and robust blueprint that includes the prospective future for healthcare, industry, immigration, housing, education and other factors.

Among the many things I will need to accomplish with the initial establishment of my administration, one of the first things I will need to do is to seek and surround myself with people who are of high integrity, competency and committed to the development and betterment of our country. As the Prime Minister, I will never have all the answers, and I will need to be advised by talented and knowledgeable Belizeans living within the country, and those who are members of the Belizean diaspora overseas (who constitute for a large percentage of our educated population). These individuals will be chosen based solely upon knowledge of their proven efficiency, not based upon whether they hold a seat in the House or simply because they are members of my political party.

One of the greatest predicaments our country has seen is the vast marginalization of thousands of our country’s people, particularly our creole populace, due to the effects of poverty. For decades, these communities of poor people have been unable to break away from the suppressions of poverty, mainly due to the unconvincing efforts being made to assist them. The extent of government aid has been limited to issuing steady streams of cash handouts directly into the hands of these young, strong but often uneducated persons. Creating jobs for these people is the only real practical solution. How do I plan to do so?

In order to provide more jobs, I need to ensure there is more work created. Because of this, I will place greater emphasis on infrastructural improvement and waste management efforts that both require a large labor force the impecunious population of our country can supply. This will not only act to improve infrastructure and keep our nation clean, but it will provide these impoverished persons with a source of income.

I will also need to engender a climate that is attractive to foreign investors. However, I do hope to attract investors that will invest in fresh industries and develop them for the greater benefit of the people. Not those that will come in with rapacious intentions and exploit already profitable operations as has been the case with some existing “investors”.

Careful planning and strategy will be implemented to create the enabling environment that will attract, at the outset, foreign manufacturing enterprises such as, for example, garment factories and call centers. These will serve the purpose of employing our less educated populace as my policies in education bear fruit and produce a more educated, skilled and indeed robust and resourceful workforce. This initiative coupled with the sound management and investment of our existing and potential oil revenues will allow for increased and better quality job opportunities for our small population. The quick wins will portray themselves in lower crime and improved social harmony as undoubtedly this will strike at the heart of our increasing unemployment phenomena and chaotic way of life that currently prevails as a result. A nation that can achieve as near as full employment as possible, in my mind, is one that has the capacity to transform itself in the right direction.

These are just some of the areas that will engage my full attention as I lead my team, with a sense of purpose, to bring about tangible and sustainable economic and social transformation to this beautiful jewel of ours. Although I am just a boy, I am confident that given the opportunity to lead this country and manage the rich resources we possess here in Belize, I can make a tangible difference.


23 thoughts on “My Vision for the Nation as Prime Minister of Belize by: Andre k. Alamina

  1. Thank God for such insight, I hope one day he does get to lead Belize, it would mean a hopeful future for ALL Belizeans…finally!

    • 🙂 As much as I admire him, he must have got it somewhere…there are many of us who are striving to do what we can to make a difference, including yourself I bet…take heart.

  2. Dear Andrea, we are very proud of you, your achievement and the way you brilliantly put it at such a young age! The future of politics has a lot to gain from you as you are light years ahead of today’s warped political mentality and agendas. Keep up your innovative thinking and you will always have a stellar performance and outcome of you undertakings!

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  4. I hope the Prime Minister and other leaders read what you wrote. You have a future in politics.Your ideas are on point and could be put in place. you have a great future . I would vote for you.

    • Shared it on several pages so as to ensure the right people see what brilliance exists in our jewel…if a 16 year can think this through…we must be able to.

  5. great job Andre — I am glad to see how engaged young people can be regarding the pressing issues facing our nation.

  6. You are the future prime minister of belize. Keep up the good work, continue making your parents proud, with positive thinking and positive friends, you have a bright future ahead of you. Hope the leaders in government read this and let them put your ideas to use instead of them continue to slander the opposition. We are Belize and we are so blessed. Hope we have more youths like you grow to be great leaders of this jewel.

    KUDOS, HATS OFF 2 U!!!! Proud of S.J.C.

  7. This is an outstanding essay. Thanks for harvesting these great ideas ToucanView…Kudos to a bright young mind…Andre Alamina! Future Prime Minister material indeed!

  8. congrats Andre i read your work and man it was something to think i was shock to see that our youths are thinking so open minded. one day u will be a great leader. once again congrats

  9. Wow! Wow! Congrats Andre, very impressive. I hope that all Belizeans read your work. Your ideas and the ease with which you express your self is commendable. I would hope that this essay could teach all our politicians and aspiring politicians that the welfare of Belize and it’s people should be there only focus. Keep up the great work.

  10. Andre, yet again I’m so proud of you and yet another accomplishment. This is article is very realistic. Congrats.

  11. Andre I am very proud of you! Your ideas are very realistic and I hope those in authority would get to read your essay. Congrats on this most recent achievement and continue to let your voice and viewpoint be heard!

  12. WOW! Congrats, Andre. Now you’ll have more spending money for your Houston summer trip, lol!

  13. I would like to again congratulate my son as he continues to demonstrate this uncanny style and ability to assimilate and expound ideas well beyond his years. Of course this is testament to his hard work and resourcefulness despite the pressures he places on himself from his varied interests. I love you Son! Dad.

  14. I give huge props to this youth. I love how they touch topics ranging from the meager planning like I also have stated to outlining some of the causes of the issues our fellow Belizeans are facing today.

    It gives me great joy to see that our youths are thinking this methodical about their country and the place we are currently in.

    • I was plesantly surprised at the depth of understanding of the issues by all the really boiled down to structure….we had great kids with great ideas..we may post them all…

    • I bet. The young ones are really understanding the logistics behind politics and are truly starting to open their eyes. I think they are really getting the old proverb.. Who feels it knows it.

      It’s nice to know that there is still hope for our nation.

      Thanks for doing this.. I will try my best to join in next time…

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