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Lack of forward planning

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

I have to commend the Government for its noble attempt at helping in the crisis in Haiti, but again, they have shown their lack of forward thinking and ability to plan projects. When making any plans, the consequences associated with any action must be taken into consideration.

Clearly, that was not the case in this Haiti relief programme as common sense would tell you that the number of people you are able to help will depend on the amount of money allocated to the project. The incompetence shown by the Government in managing this relief programme, greatly reduces my confidence in their abilities to manage local schemes.

What is even more worrying is whether the Government realises that their support for these people will have to be long term as many may not speak English and may not have skills to be an asset to our country.

The quick reaction of the Government to help Haiti in this way raises the question on the motive behind such deeds. Was this a genuine attempt at helping others or was it a publicity stunt?

I am, etc.,

SHAUNA BARRETT

shauna_barrett@hotmail.com

Leeds

United Kingdom