Misiekaba: “I think I can be satisfied”
Andre Misiekaba is satisfied with the work that he has done in parliament for the past 10 years. Misiekaba was the leader of the NDP faction in parliament before being appointed minister of Social Affairs and housing. For the next five years he will resume his work as legislator but this time he will sit on the side of the opposition. The NDP has shrunk with 10 parliamentary seats.
Misiekaba made it clear that he is satisfied with the contribution that he has made to the 10 year run of the Bouterse administration. “I am happy that I had the chance to get the work done,” said Misiekaba as he referred to his time at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing. In the days leading up to the presidential election, Misiekaba will be both a minister as well as a legislator. It is expected that Chandrikapersad Santokhi will be elected as the next president of the Republic of Suriname. Misiekaba pointed out that the new administration can count on his support from the opposition seats. “I will work in the interest of Suriname. We all want the best from Suriname. As long as the government stays on that path, they will get our support. But when we see that things go wrong, we will turn into critics,” said Misiekaba who is also the deputy chairman of the NDP. The National Democratic Party (NDP) commemorated its 33rd anniversary on Saturday. The headquarters of the NDP, OCER, was empty due to the fact that the party lost the general elections of May 25.