equitable distribution of resources opportunities for upward mobility are based

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equitable distribution of resources, opportunities for upward mobility are based on merit and achievement, and the rights of citizens are respected and preserved. In the short-term, we must begin to eliminate barriers that prevent social justice in every sphere of national life. This will be essential in addressing one of the complex facets of poverty - inequitable distribution of resources among citizens. Goal 2: Social Services Delivery will be improved to better serve the needs of vulnerable groups A paradigm shift needs to occur in the way we deliver social services. This shift relates to the management of social protection programmes and projects so that they become more efficient and effective, thereby targeting with greater accuracy the citizens who are most in need. More importantly, the paradigm shift will facilitate the dismantling of the current culture of dependency so that those persons who can graduate out of these programmes are empowered to do so within set timeframes. Further, emphasis must be placed on the rehabilitation and reintegration of at-risk populations such as ex-prisoners, juvenile delinquents and deportees, so that they can realise their potential and contribute positively to society. We must act immediately in the short term to make these changes in our social services delivery approach. Failure to do so will continue to undermine the achievement of our long term socio- economic goals. Additionally, given the current economic climate, the nation can no longer afford to expend resources on the current approach which is financially unsustainable. We must move towards a system that reaches those in need in a manner that promotes sustainability. Strategic Initiatives/Actions 1.1 Promote a culture of social justice throughout the society Implementing social justice requires changes in our values, behaviours and in the legal framework to ensure inclusive development through hiring practices based on merit, equitable access to economic resources, and opportunities for advancement and decent work. A culture of social justice will be promoted through behaviour change programmes and the enforcement of legislation and relevant penalties when breaches occur. This will include a review of legislation for adequacy, relevance and stringency. Putting People First: Nuturing Our Greatest Asset T H E M E I 85-86 V I S I O N 2 0 3 0 N AT I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T S T R AT E GY 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 3 0 Development Strategies to 2020
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Goal 3: Citizens will have access to adequate and affordable housing Among the most significant needs of the poor and vulnerable is decent shelter. Government and the private sector will collaborate to meet the current burgeoning housing demand for low and middle income groups, with the private sector eventually becoming the champion of this endeavour. This will contribute to the medium and long term goals of reducing poverty.
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