Help keep our population in check Glenn
Our society has so many ills.
Among these ills are poverty, inadequate care for the old, homelessness, inadequate care for the sick at our hospitals, overcrowding at the health centres, too many people requiring social assistance and old age pensions, crime, overcrowding at schools, demand for many houses, congestion in our roads and joblessness. The list goes on.
The problem is that the country's resources are stretched and there is just not enough for this many people and of course, it will continue to get worse.
We have to take immediate steps to reduce our population and educate our people. This will require a government initiative (mostly the social services sector). This will involve the assistance of religious bodies, the various Chambers of Commerce, the various NGOs—Lions, Rotary, business organisations, PTAs, community leaders and activists and all interested persons.
We have to institute this learning programme in every community through village councils and any other forum available.
So come on Mr Ramadharsingh,two years have passed, we need some affirmative action in this direction. It is a formidable task, but we must make a start and this is what the Ministry of Social Development is really about- remember prevention is better than cure and take heart, this is an enormous task and it will start very slowly with what will appear an exercise in futility but keep with it, there will be results. I guarantee it.