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Social Development Ministry PS: Efficient social safety net crucial at this time
There is a need for development and improvement must be made in the disbursement and maintenance of social programs.
This statement has come from Social Development Ministry Permanent Secretary, Jacinta Bailey-Sobers.
Speaking a National Social Policy Forum today, she noted that among the issues affecting these social net programs is a lack of research and information.
However, she also claimed that a number of reports that could benefit the programs are sitting on shelves collecting dust.
Today’s forum was aimed at helping practitioners of social programs work around the current shortcomings, while allowing discussion on how to improve them.
Mrs. Bailey-Sobers said that at this crucial time in T&T’s development, it is important that there is an efficient social safety net in place.
April 19th, 2017