McCartney undecided on BTC sale
Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney said he will wait to see the memorandum of understanding the government signed with Cable and Wireless Communications(CWC)in December, as well as the details of the proposed sale of 51 percent of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company(BTC)before he gives his support in Parliament.
“I cannot make a decision without having the facts,”McCartney said as he walked through his constituency touring shantytowns yesterday(see page five).”I don’t have all of the facts.”
The government has promised to make all the details of the controversial deal public before it comes up for debate in the House of Assembly.
McCartney said when that happens he’ll be in a better position to determine how he will vote.
“Once all the facts are in hand, I’ll be able to make a decision as to whether or not it’s the right thing to do or otherwise,”he said.
McCartney attended a mass rally staged by the Bahamian Joint Labor Movement(BJLM)on Monday at R.M. Bailey Park to continue its vocal opposition to the sale.
He said he attended the rally with some of his constituents in order to get a better sense of the trade unions’position.
“It’s very divided. You have some Bamboo Town residents who are very much in favor of the sale but there are those who are not,”he said.
“I thought it was interesting to take both sides to the rally and to listen to what they are saying. Not reading it in the papers but listening to it from their own mouths.”