The Progressive Empowerment Party is founded on the need to vacate the politics of division and create a pathway to real and lasting national unity among all the diverse creeds and races that make up our multi-ethic society. Our Party’s slogan is “One people under one flag,” and it is to this first overriding principle that we dedicate our efforts.
|PEP Policies at a Glance|
We believe in the rights of all citizens to the same justice and equality before all offices of State, regardless of race, creed, class or station in life. We stand against divisions built on bigotry or prejudice. We recognise the rights of the individual to peace, prosperity and safety, and to the inalienable rights of association, political assembly, love and worship. We believe the family to be the crucible of the development of strong, functional, conscious citizens. We commit to policies and programmes that uplift and develop the family and hold it inviolate as the heart of the community. We believe that strong communities make for strong nations as a nation is nothing if not a collection of communities.
Our progressive polices take the power of central government and gives it back to the people, vesting decision-making and budget allocations at the constituency level, levelling the play-field and creating hope and opportunity for all. We believe in the right to first world education and will ensure that all our schools can be considered prestigious institutions of learning. We believe that proper first world health care must be the right of all our citizens and our decentralised model of service will put proper health care within minutes and the reach of all our citizens.
Finally, we believe that a nation could never be peaceful if its people do not enjoy security of the person and respect for private property. We dedicate our actions to ending all that would prey on our people or use our nation for nefarious and unlawful activities, to the principles of swift and certain justice, and to law enforcement that protects and serves to the highest of standards.
We believe that government’s only job is to serve the people. We believe that Parliament and the representation of the people are sacrosanct and a high calling, but that the power must always reside with the people. It is to this we dedicate our first four items on our legislative agenda:
“One people under one flag” means that no one can be left behind. We have a vision of a nation where minimum wage earners can access finance to own a home and where even those with the least wealth could still raise a family and have a financial stake in their country. We commit to a policy of job creation and continuous learning opportunities for personal development that raises the national standard. ALL our polices are progressive in design and empowering in nature to take our people where their dreams direct, and are limited in scope only so far as is possible by human endeavour. We strive for a nation where our elders could retire in safety, care and comfort, and our children are allowed to grow, learn and play in an environment that cares for, respects and protects all.
To create a nation where none of our people can be left behind; where leadership is built on service; and where the dysfunctional organs, organisations and offices of state are undone and redone to the highest of principles and world standards in the service of all, in a free and just society dedicated to the highest of democratic principles.
The core PEP Party principles embody those set out in the National Constitution:
The PEP recognises the sovereignty and entitlement of the people in keeping with the intent of the National Constitution, and believes that: