The Hon. Elsworth N. Johnson, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, 2020/2021 Budget Contribution
I rise today, on the strength, mercy and grace of Almighty God and humbled by the love and support of the good people of Yamacraw, who have made it possible for me to represent their interests in this Honourable House.
They continue to allow me into their homes. They continue to participate in our community events and to support our constituency initiatives.
It is on behalf of the people of Yamacraw and the wider Bahamian community that I rise to contribute to this Budget.
The Bahamas and its People face challenges that we have never faced before. But, overcoming challenges is a defining characteristic of the Bahamian People. Our history illustrates this.
I stand here, ever mindful of where I have come from– a young boy in Douds, Cat Island, where I spent my formative years.
Each of us who have the privilege of representing our people in this House are a testament to the resilience of the Bahamian spirit.
Today, I channel that uniquely Bahamian resilience as a humble servant of the People of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
I also wish to express my appreciation to the Most Honourable Prime Minister who demonstrated confidence in me when he appointed me in July 2019 as the substantive Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration.
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