MP says SDC Must Increase Visibility and Help to Boost Community Groups


Member of Parliament for South East St. Catherine, Colin Fagan, said that the Social Development Commission (SDC) must increase its visibility and assist in boosting the number of community groups and organisations.
“There needs to be an increase in the number of community organisations that have the necessary skills and knowledge to actively participate in local deliberations. The SDC should focus more on the development of these organisations by engaging the abilities of their members to access their strengths and weaknesses, identify priority issues, consider alternative solutions and take appropriate actions in response to identified issues,” Mr. Fagan said.
The Opposition Member of Parliament was making his contribution to the 2009/10 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (July 8).
The mission of the SDC is to develop the capabilities of citizens within communities. It assists communities to identify and prioritise social, economic, cultural and recreational needs and to take collective action through self-help and in partnership with government and non-governmental organisations, to satisfy those needs.

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