Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 23rd 2015 Contents A49
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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
e Ministry of Public Utilities is increasing access to electricity for
households and communities in Trinidad and Tobago through its
Electri cation Programme.
is Programme provides assistance by nancing the Capital cost of
electricity poles and infrastructure to provide an electricity supply to your
community or individual home.
To apply, you need to have:
A letter from the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission
(T&TEC) stating the total Capital Contribution cost of the
required electricity pole(s) and infrastructure;
A completed application form.
For more information,
Visit our website at www.mpu.gov.tt or our facebook page at
e Ministry of Public Utilities;
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Come in to the Ministry of Public Utilities' Head O ce at
#2 Elizabeth Street, St. Clair
Call 628-9500 ext. 7778, 1360 or 1361.
Application forms are available at the MPU Head O ce and all of
T&TEC's Service Centres.
Completed forms should be dropped o at the MPU Head O ce or
any of T&TEC's Service Centres.
The Ministry of Public Utilities
Bringing the Utilities to YOU
NEED AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION?
THE ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME is the answer.
Today the Trinidad and Tobago
Olympic Committee (TTOC) joins the
rest of the global Olympic Movement in
celebrating Olympic day. The occasion
will be marked by a number of activities
at Olympic House, 121 Abercromby
Various schools will be hosted at
Olympic House. Members of the public
are invited to visit and join in the cele-
brations. Olympic day in T&T comes
against the backdrop of troubling times
for local sport.
Sport is at a critical juncture and tran-
sition, decisions can either harm or help
the sustainable development of sport here.
Decisions that impact directly on the
national sport organisations and their
capacity to develop and run their sport
require transparent two way discussions.
Any perception of a lack of transparent
discussions in and of itself damage claims
of a commitment to good governance.
In some quarters, the argument is still
potent that both the Ministry of Sport
and the Sport Company has not done
enough to calm
fears and allay
concerns in respect
of good gover-
Post Life Sport,
the local sport
ies are intolerant of
As the focus was
put on a few indi-
viduals who may
well have had less
to do with the
entire Life Sport debacle than the public has been
led to believe.
For certain individuals it s business as usual
and it serves a purpose to perpetually sing the
song that national sport organisations don t know
what they are doing.
Hence the refrain that Ministry of Sport and
Sport Company is the solution.
Take away the fear of a loss of funding or access
to funding there is need for broad discussions in
respect of the sport system. Somethings aren t as
above board as some purport.
Why is the Sport Commission and the estab-
lishment of the Commission on the back burner?
What are the policy perspectives and imperatives
informing the sidelining of the sport Commission?
Who decided and why?
Has there been open and transparent consul-
tation in respect of the way forward? What is the
vision and strategic imperatives driving decision
As the Ministry of Sport and Sport Company
hold the microscope on national organisations
and the Olympic Committee, there is a saying fix
your own house first.
There are a number of extremely capable and
honest individuals who make a hugely positive
difference inside the Ministry of Sport and Sport
Company. They have a clear sense of what needs
to be done and why respecting the national sport
organisations is a critical success factor. They
know the hidden truth and need to be given a fair
hearing. Ministers of Sport, generally, aren t the
intractable problem. Short term thinking overides
the policy cycle.
In countries perceived as best practice, the
public sector functions effectively and efficiently
on the basis of policy and a policy cycle.
What the sport community wants to understand
from the political parties contesting the upcoming
general elections is a loud and clear perspective
on how will sport be integrated as a key pillar in
their respective economic and national vision and
Resource allocation of$57 million dollars to
national sport organisations is not adequate and
reflective of a sustainable approach to sport devel-
Brian Lewis is the president of the
T&TOlympic Committee. The views expressed
are not necessarily those of the Olympic Com-
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THINGS THAT MATTER
Fix your house or all fall down for sport
Why is the Sport Commission and the establishment of the Commission on the
back burner? What are the policy perspectives and imperatives informing the
sidelining of the sport Commission? Who decided and why?
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