The holistic development of Carriacou’s sporting and cultural talents, a social centre to assist women and girls, better accessibility to health care and the implementation of local government were some of the suggestions given as residents of Carriacou got an opportunity to give their input to the National Sustainable Plan 2030.
They were part of a contributors’ forum organized by the National Sustainable Plan 2030 Committee. The forum was held at the Carriacou Multipurpose Centre recently.
Raphael Joseph of the National Sustainable Plan 2030 Committee said that one of the weaknesses of Grenada as a State is the absence of a comprehensive long term strategic plan. Therefore, The Committee of Social Partners recommended that a long term plan be developed and they received the full backing of the Government.
He noted that some of the possible benefits of such a plan include higher economic production, education expansion and human resource development, reduced poverty and lower unemployment.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Javan Williams was also present at the forum.
A similar forum will be held on the island of Petite Martinique.