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Next 12 constituency councils soon to be named
Monday, 19 April 2010 10:02

GOVERNMENT SHOULD soon know the names of those who will sit on the next 12 constituency councils.

Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment, Urban and Rural Development Chris Sinckler, speaking at the handing over of one million yuan's worth of office equipment to the Government of Barbados at their Warren's headquarters yesterday, revealed that the pilot testing of the first six councils had been completed, and Government was now awaiting Cabinet's recommendations for those to head the next 12.

Sinckler said they were now ready to gallop along with the process, adding that the pilot programmes had been reviewed and Government was now aware of the issues and challenges.

"When you are doing a programme of this nature, that is new, that is innovative but that involves a new spectrum of governance, it is important that we take time," he added.

Sinckler, who is also acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, lauded China as he spoke to Ambassador H.E. Qiang Wei on that country's response and ready commitment to assisting Barbados, adding that he hoped the two countries would maintain a cordial relationship.

Wei, who presented several pieces of office equipment for the constituency councils, noted it was a genuine willingness of his Government to further strengthen "the friendly ties of cooperation" with Barbados.

Each council will receive a laptop computer, fax machine, shredder, laminator, cellphones, desktop computer and printer.(CT)

Taken from: http://www.nationnews.com/news/local/Chinese-hand-over-equipment-copy-for-web

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