Formed for the purpose of advancing the economic liberation of the Grenadian populace, The Butler Group, comprised of patriotic Grenadians at home and in the diaspora, deems it vital and strategic in the solemn interest of national development and security that a comprehensive home ownership programme (as outlined in the proposal: A Viable Plan for Grenada) be adopted by our national government and sustained with the use of the commonwealth of the tri-state, as it will literally and figuratively give workers and their families a floor to stand on and a roof over their heads, in an increasingly complex and precarious global environment. Such project stands to be our most immediate economic engine, with the capacity to create 100 % employment and boost the spending power of workers/citizens in dramatic fashion. Empowered workers are the true wealth of a just society is our mantra.
To effectively and efficiently engage and thus give greater life to this plan, members are principally tasked with the mission of informing and educating the Grenadian public as to why it is vital that workers of limited means be afforded a home using the commonwealth of the tri-state, in a global environment as it is: rife with strife; thus, only aiding the precarious socioeconomic environment in which workers and their families find themselves.
The generation and dissemination of literature utilizing various media platforms, including online and traditional formats, is crucial in the effort to sustain a protracted grassroots campaign, to ensure such conversation that we are seeking to have with our people will advance the social conscience and consciousness of the nation at large.
In engaging the Grenadian populace, the principle of nonpartisanship and nonalignment will be adhered to by its leadership team when carrying out the identified aim of the group, in order to prevent and rebuff possible attempts to dilute and misrepresent the aim of the Butler Plan and Project by potential non-supporters and distractors. The backing of The Butler Plan and Project by ordinary Grenadian citizens is the initial aim of our campaign, for there is no movement (literally and figuratively) without their support, as well as its protection from potential distractors at home and abroad.
Withstanding that there are numerous angles to view national development and security as there are conceivable plans, The Butler Group conceives of workers and their ability to have a greater stake in the ownership and governance of a democratic society to be of supreme importance in the shared task of national development and security.
Our relationship is directly with the Grenadian People, and thus the general posture of a pressure/advocacy group is key when engaging in dialogues with other representative bodies and actors, namely politicians and their respective parties, trade unionists, and the national government.
In promoting the welfare of workers and the general citizenry of our tri-island state in the manner outlined in this mission statement and actual proposal, the Butler Group is in effect paying homage to its namesake, the Grenadian-born Chief Servant of Trinidad & Tobago Worker Movement, Tubal Uriah “buzz” Butler, and others who saw it to be paramount to champion the general welfare of workers in Grenada and throughout the Caribbean, most certainly, to bring about an economic floor that will viably sustain greater economic and social wealth that many generations to follow will greatly benefit from.
A Wide Appeal
A wide appeal/invitation is forthrightly extended to Grenadian Nationals (home and in the Diaspora) who are willing to participate in some heavy lifting insofar as providing leadership: to be a member of The Butler Group in its mission to engage the Grenadian populace on the topic of sustainable national development and in particular The Butler Plan/Project, as delineated in the proposal published on IamGrenadian.com: “A Viable Plan for Grenada.” A subsequent article was published on the said website, as well as on NowGrenada.com and BigDrumNation.com entitled “In a World of Ironies: Taking Charge of Our Destiny.”
Nationals with disposition and training to engage in serious intellectual discourse on the socioeconomic and political environment of our tri-island state in the context of an increasingly complex and financialized global environment to maneuver for regional states and labor forces, i.e., workers, is the target group on this occasion.
As such, persons with backgrounds in the social sciences as well as finance, economics, journalism, engineering, architecture, and law, do contact Yao Atunwa via Facebook to register your intent to join the group. A brief biography outlining your personal, academic and professional backgrounds would prove very helpful in that process.
The aim is to broaden the group’s core membership or leadership in preparation to launch a protracted grassroots campaign.
Do note: a serious commitment to communicating with the Grenadian populace in both written format and orally is paramount. Also, the principle of nonpartisanship and nonalignment as it relates to domestic political parties is strictly adhered to; thus, persons who are already politically affiliated with the political parties of the day need not seek membership as such or intimately defined.