.#AToZChallengeJamaica: R is for Reports and Recommendations


There have been so many very valuable and important reports. So much hard work is put into them, and then when they are released people pick over and comment on parts of them, leaving the rest to read another time. And then, as my fellow blogger Susan notes, there is the implementation of recommendations made. Why are we so bad at this, even when we have the information at our fingertips?

Right Steps & Poui Trees

WKGNCOE cover vol 1Last week Wednesday (June 15), the report of the Western Kingston Commission of Enquiry was tabled in the Parliament by Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck. Since then there has been much discussion of the report itself, as well as the recommendations detailed in Chapter 15.

The 900 page (including appendices) report is written in very clear and accessible language and is  organised in a logical  manner.

WKGNCOE report structure of

I would encourage people to read at least some chapters of the report, and to follow what steps are taken towards implementation of the recommendations within the report.

Because that’s the thing. We are good at doing reports and making recommendations, but where we repeatedly fall down is on implementation.

Minister Chuck said that a sub-committee of Cabinet has been set up to review this report and that a committee of Parliament will also consider the report. The Government needs to  clear in a…

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