The poor income distribution, poor public services and gross domestic product (GDP) growth created by the Dominican economy over the past 30 years have failed to create opportunities for the population, prompting citizens to move out. Country.
The Minister of Economy, Planning and Development said this yesterday. Miguel Sierra Hutton, The Dominican government promised that the quality of life of the people could not be improved due to lack of resources, but that they were not being used properly.
Sierra Hutton during her presentation at an international seminar: Migration, remittance and development, Argued that governments could not guarantee citizens access to quality public services such as water, electricity, transportation and security.
“Dominicans have moved to the United States because they can access services such as electricity, transportation, water (…) that are not here, and that is the quality of life.”He explained.
He declared that the challenge for the present government is to change this situation by creating productive and quality jobs in the private sector and providing public services.
The official felt that immigration was, in principle, the result of the inability of an economy and a community to guarantee a decent life for its people.
“We have to change that. If people want to leave, let them do so, but don’t leave us because this country cannot provide them with a decent life,” the official said.
The Minister of Economy, Planning and Development noted that 57% to 40% of remittances reaching the Dominican Republic are concentrated in wealthy families. .
“Of the more than 400,000 families who send money, they represent 26 percent of the income they receive. (These coins) represent about 3.1 percent of the average income of all households in the country,” he said.
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