HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 28 – The Cuban population should no longer “expect the government is going to solve all of its problems,” according to Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes, quoted by IPS.
Valdes spoke during a tour of the eastern Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba. He called on people to contribute ideas and solutions to overcome deficiencies in the economy.
The Cuban population is currently being asked to participate in a round of brainstorming at workplaces and neighborhood gatherings to discuss ways to address the island’s serious problems. Recent speeches by President Raul Castro are being used as a study material to stimulate the sessions.
Since most Cubans receive low salaries they are highly dependent on the State resolving problems from larger ones like housing and maintenance, to the most simple, such as buying what’s need for a child’s birthday party.