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Governor General’s Message for Local Government & Community Month 2023


“Local Government: Creating A Legacy of Improved Social Services.”

As we stand on the threshold of Local Government and Community Month November 2023, we are reminded of the profound impact our local government system has on the very fabric of our nation. It’s an honor to greet you today and commend you on this very apt theme “Creating a Legacy of Improved Social Services.” Local Government is the bedrock of national development. It is at the grassroots that we see the purest form of governance, touching lives directly where it matters most. By preserving and developing our communities, local governments craft a legacy that spans generations.

This year’s theme is not just a call to action; it is a call to continued commitment to strive continuously until you reach your goals for 2030. We recognize the tireless efforts of our local authorities, who are the

custodians of social care and cohesion. It is their unique role that ensures every child, adult, and elder has access to the services they need to lead dignified lives. This Ministry stands as a testament to this dedication. We are committed to not only maintaining but elevating the standard of social services. Through innovative policies and compassionate outreach, we strive to ensure that no one is left behind in our quest for a prosperous future. Let us pledge, as a community and as a nation, to support our local governments in their mission to serve. Let’s join hands to create a legacy where improved social services are not a privilege but a right for all.

Thank you for your unwavering support to the cause of your local authorities and as you reflect on ways you can help in your local communities; I trust that your collective spirit will be renewed to serve our people with greater zeal. May God bless you in your service to Him and His people.