Activists assemble in Commewijne District
“Commewijne has not abandoned We zijn Moe (We are Tired),” said Curtis Hofwijks, founder of the group of activists, at a meeting against the government’s mismanagement in the Commewijne District on Friday. Despite the fact that there was not a big turnout, Hofwijks believes that the number of attendees is not important. “The message to this administration must be loud and clear,” said Hofwijks who added that he knows that the people are going through rough times and that they prefer to work and earn money instead of supporting campaigns. Hofwijks pointed out that his group will spare no efforts in making it clear to the government that “things can’t go on like this.” “It is up to the people because the people elected the president and the people can make sure that the president steps down from office. The president recently indicated that he would not resign but that is not up to him but the people,” said Hofwijks. 65-year-old Hemant Sewdajal, one of the people who attended the meeting, pointed out that “enough is enough.” “I can’t make ends meet with the SRD 525 that I receive every month as old age pension. I am a farmer so I do not have to buy vegetables but I also have to work as a security guard at night because of the high electricity bill and the high prices of food products. I also voted for the NDP but it is time for Bouta to step down.” The next rally of We zijn Moe is scheduled to take place at Parliament around 9 a.m. on Monday.