New Fisherfolk Cooperative asked to maintain accountability

first_imgHon. Reginald Austrie.Parliamentary Representative for the Cottage Constituency Reginald Austrie has told fishermen in the north that they will be held responsibility for the financial accountability of the organization.He made the remarks while addressing the official opening of the St John’s Fisher folks Cooperative in Portsmouth on Wednesday.According to Austrie, while government will seek to empower communities, a certain level of professionalism and accountability must be recognized.“We have a record of empowering other cooperatives but you have to show a certain level of responsibility and accountability. Sometimes when we hear about accountability people think it’s just about government ministers but that’s not the case. Every one of us must be accountable at some point in our lives”.He said further; “You know what happens when we don’t account”. Austrie admonished the Cooperative to work as a team despite the challenges which they may be faced with. “When trouble comes you have to hold on, you have to keep it together, you have to work as a team in order to make this thing work”.He said politics and religion should be no part of the operations of the organization.“This is not a church or a political platform. All views have to contend, all people of all colors have to speak freely here. If you let politics and religion form part of this organization it will fall apart,” he cautioned.Dominica Vibes News 16 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews New Fisherfolk Cooperative asked to maintain accountability by: – March 24, 2012center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img

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