Lashley happy with camps
ALTHOUGH the 2013 National Summer Camp Programme has had to operate on a limited budget, it has not been compromised as a number of private sector companies filled in some of the gaps.
Minister of Youth Stephen Lashley toured four of the 64 camps across the country with a total of 9 000 campers and 1 082 camp staff.
Speaking to the media after the tour, he said he was very impressed with what he saw at the six-week camps and was satisfied that they operated within the context of the programme that the ministry had planned.
“I believe that within the context of what has happened we have been able to operate as much as we can in a manner where we take into account that you have X-amount to spend and you spend that without compromising the programme,” he said. (AH)