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.