Advisor to the Prime Minister on Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals, Hamilton Lashley (at left) with Pastor Andre Thomas (at right).
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals, Hamilton Lashley has made it clear that his office will not sit by and watch poverty take a toll on those affected by it.
Mr. Lashley was today speaking during a press conference discussing an upcoming leadership meeting organised by his office in collaboration with the University of Innovation and Leadership.
The event comes off this Friday, December 1, at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown.
“Poverty is real, and nothing from this office will be totally theoretical. We will not wait for results of studies that are being carried out but will be proactive to act and fight to eradicate poverty,” he said.
Mr. Lashley praised government for its hands-on role in the fight against poverty saying what was being done here in Barbados was remarkable.
“The Barbados Government is the only one in the region that has set up a poverty fund with no assistance from external entities.
It is fully funded by Government and this in itself is an excellent example of Government’s commitment,” the advisor noted.
The leadership conference is open to the general public but those willing to participate are asked to contact Mr. Lashley’s office at 228-6759 or 228-6768 to secure a spot at the free event, because places are limited.
He further stated that “the event will be structured to identify the leadership qualities of those attending while enhancing such leadership qualities”.
Guest speaker at the all-day event will be Dr. Doug Carter who will examine the theme “Developing leaders for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges”.