This is one of the letters which I have written to
Prime Minister Rowley over the past 5 years.
Dear Dr. Rowley
Congratulations on your 33rd month as Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
My letters in April and May asked for an update on the establishment of the National Statistical Institute of T&T (NSITT) which I have not yet received. The National Draft Development Strategy 2016/2020 refers to the Reform of the National Statistical System and promised:
“The national statistical system will be reformed to provide timely, reliable and accurate data for improved decision-making and targeted policy formulation. To this end, the National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago will be established”.
Other information in the public domain suggests that the NSITT is on scheduled to be on stream in 2019 and I am asking for an update on the actual status. Where can a concerned citizen see the work plan and be assured that this matter is on stream? My interest in a well functioning data gathering institution is because I share the soundness of the following statement from your manifesto:
“Our approach to governance in our next term will be data based, scientific, holistic and evidence driven, paying due attention at all times to the need for compassion, sensitivity and the respect for the rights and freedoms of all citizens in all matters of state”.
I am once again requesting a response to my concerns.
Dennise Demming (Mrs.)
MBA, BSc., Cert-Mass Communications