Expectations high for Local Government and Community Month
Local Government and Community Month 2015 was officially launched last Thursday by portfolio Minister Noel Arscott. This year's ceremony was held at the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston under the theme, 'Empowering Communities through Improved Governance'.
Arscott noted that the observance of the month is occurring at a time when there is a sense of disconnection between the general population and the structures of governance at the local level. He said, however, that efforts to increase the pace of local government reform to meet public expectations have been bearing fruit, particularly in relation to the ministry's legislative agenda.