Community Empowerment Bill has huge potential for society - Gildernew
Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has said a Community Empowerment Bill, currently being developed by Sinn Féin, promises to be an important step forward for grass roots activism.Speaking following a consultation with the community sector in Dungannon, Gildernew said:
"This discussion was part of a series of engagements with community groups on what a Community Empowerment Bill could contain. "This prospective legislation aims to empower local communities to provide services, own assets, influence government decisions, and manage resources.
"Core to our republican project is our ambition to put meaningful power in the hands of citizens.
"We are reaching out to the community to get their views on what would be a landmark piece of legislation, and encourage all to get involved in this process."