Mr Paul Reid
Fingal County Council
Subject: Integration and Social Cohesion Strategy for Fingal County Council
I have the honour most respectfully to lodge with you on behalf of myself and other African Associations our words of appreciation following news of the development of an Integration and Social Cohesion Strategy for Fingal County Council.
It was enormously satisfying when we gathered that an Expert Advisory Group met with Fingal County Council officials to develop an integration and social cohesion strategy on the 18th of November 2018. This bold step is an indication of better things to come.
We are also working hard to be part of the integration and social cohesion plan under your great leadership that allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and eco-system health, and with equity within and between generations.
We are ready to assist in whatever we can in accordance and fulfilment of the stipulations of the Integration Social Cohesion Strategy. Some have opined that having different peoples and nationalities living here in Fingal County is a problem. However, the coming to be of the Integration and Social Cohesion policy heralds the view that as Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, you feel it offers a vast opportunity for the future. To this I salute you!
While thanking you for this brilliant initiative, it is my hope that people that want this country to be an open country, a country of tolerance, a country where justice prevails and where the colour of a man’s skin and his country of origin are of no significance should give you their unflinching support.