CASTRIES Central MP and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sarah Flood-Beaubrun has spoken highly of the Synergy Programme launched last Friday, but also found time to make reference to her post-General Elections Victory promise.
She said that the Synergy Programme is “necessary because the need is so great”, while describing it as “a leap of faith.”
However, Flood-Beaubrun also used Friday’s platform to demonstrate to the audience present that she has not forgotten about her 2016 General Elections Victory speech and the promise that she made to all of her constituents.
Recalling the speech, the MP said; “I think in my victory speech I was actually bold or courageous enough and I said that I wanted to know each constituent by name.”
“Now how can a woman who’s approaching 50 dare even say she wants to do that?” Flood-Beaubrun asked rhetorically.
She continued; “You know what our memories are like. They fail us so easily. Sometimes we see people we went to school with. We know them… we just can’t remember their names. But I was bold enough to say that I wanted to know each constituent by name and I’m still being tested on that.”
Throughout her presentation, Flood-Beaubrun would call out various constituents by name, particularly those who had been a part of the Synergy Programme and turned out to support its launch.
In an exclusive interview with the VOICE, asked about that goal of knowing each of her constituents by name and showing off some of that at the Synergy launch, the Minister stated: “I didn’t do badly, did I?”
“It all depends on how I slept,” Flood-Beaubrun joked.
She went on to describe a mechanism that she has employed in order to help her remember each constituent and each of them by name and to be able to help her sort through each of the requests they have made.
She stated that most came to her looking for gainful employment and that is the main reason that she helped develop the Synergy Programme.
The Synergy Programme as described on the website as “a project designed to provide the people of Castries Central with self-development and training programmes, and assistance in finding suitable and rewarding employment.”