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Debate over foreign aid donation continues

Mon, 10 Sep 2012

Chairman of the Overseas Aid Committee Phil Gawne
Chairman of the Overseas Aid Committee Phil Gawne

Should government be reducing the amount of money it donates in foreign aid to spend more money on the Island?

That’s a question that’s been raised this week after it was revealed that the Overseas Aid Committee had donated money to Sierra Leone and Sudan.

The committee donates £50,000 each month to some of the world’s poorest countries often after natural disasters.

However many people have criticised the decision especially after government has cut back on a number of services it provides on-island blaming budgetary problems.

Chairman of the Overseas Aid Committee Phil Gawne admits the money could be used on the Island but that he doesn’t agree that it should be:

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