NICVA calls for an end to stagnation in Northern Ireland Governance
NICVA welcomes the re-convening of the Talks process between the Northern Ireland political parties and the two governments seeking to restore a Northern Ireland Executive and functioning Assembly.
NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey said:
“Northern Ireland needs and expects the parties to find a workable solution to their differences. The lack of Government for almost three years has inflicted real damage to our public services. We need Ministers to take decisions, plan and adjust previous policies as the circumstances dictate.
“The Voluntary and Community sector, and the people it serves, are suffering greatly as a result of the impasse. It is our hope that the political will exists to see the institutions restored as soon as possible.
“That said, while we hope and expect the parties will reach agreement, we need more than expediency. They must agree a substantive Programme for Government and a joint commitment to deliver it. They are ‘jointly and severally liable’ to the public to provide good government.”