Friday, June 23, 2017

Padarath wants return of Gender Ministry

Member of Parlia­ment for Princes Town Barry Pa­da- ­­­rath wants the Peo­ple’s National Move­ment (PNM) admi­nistration to re- instate the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development.


Member of Parlia­ment for Princes Town Barry Pa­da-
­­­rath wants the Peo­ple’s National
Move­ment (PNM) admi­nistration to re-
instate the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development.
Padarath said the ministry was cre­a­­­­-
ted by the People’s Partnership government to help young people develop holis­tically, and the ministry had been involved in developing the Children’s Authority, which is now operational.
“There are too many socio-eco­­no­mic issues that are currently affecting the youth of the nation, and we need from those in authority a more comprehensive, structured approach to dealing with these issues,” he said in a media statement.
The Gender, Youth and Child De­velopment ministry has been absorbed into the Ministry of Sport in the PNM administration.