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Minister Robinson Continues Familiarization Sessions For New Portfolio Responsibility

In continuing to apprise herself of the state of affairs of the Local Government portfolio, to which she was recently assigned, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for the CDF and Local Government, Hon Shahine Robinson, met with Mayors and Secdretary/Managers on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

The meeting took place at the offices of the Department of Local Government 85 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10  and was designated as a familiarization session, in which the heads of the Local Authorities gave updates on thier indivdual entities, flagging priority programmes and identifying challenges and solutions at both the national and sub-national levels.

Following that session the gathering was addressed by Minister Arthur Williams and his team from the Public Sector Transformation Unit regarding the transformation strategies and the way forward for Local Authorities.