By BBN Staff: Today, Minister of Youth, Kevin Bernard issued a statement expressing disgust and outrage of the conditions at the Department of Youth Services office in Dangriga.
Bernard says that he would not encourage any child or young person to seek opportunities in that setting.
“After examination of what passes for an office in Dangriga, I can’t fathom that any actual work took place there, and certainly I would not encourage any child or young person to seek opportunities in such a setting. That is a shame, and I do not hesitate to point out that those entrusted with the care of our youth failed them, miserably. This is more, much more than a political issue, but I must also point out that I cannot comprehend how the former Minister of Youth is not ashamed as he stands in our Honourable House of Representatives and boasts about his prowess when he was in government,” Bernard said.
Bernard then went on to commit to the people of Dangriga that the Department of Youth will soon be able to serve an efficient, effective role in that community.
Bernard says that he has instructed that a comprehensive structural analysis be done, with a view to determine if indeed the facility can be upgraded to the standard which is demanded.
“We owe it to our youth – but more than that we owe it to our country, because our stability and prosperity as a nation depends on the positive contributions of our youth today and in the years ahead,” Bernard added.