If Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development Steve Blackett has his way, each Constituency Council will have a
$100 000 budget with which to carry out its mandate.
Delivering remarks at the swearing-in ceremony for members of 12 Constituency Councils yesterday, held at the second floor conference room of the Warrens office complex, he suggested that the work such councils are instructed to provide is being hindered by the lack of funds, and assured those gathered that he will be seeking to address this matter in the upcoming budget.
¡°I will be requesting the Ministry of Finance in this year¡¯s Estimates to allocate increased funding for the department so that we can realistically execute the programmes of the Councils, as mandated by the act in 2009. On inception of the Councils, an allocation of $100 000 was to be alloca...