Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the United Progressive Party (UPP) Damani Tabor has questioned the proposal of voluntary enrollment by troubled young people into the proposed National Service Corps.
The government intends to establish a Service Corps in order to help to deal with some of the issues concerning youth delinquency and violence in the country.
Tabor says that the idea of voluntary enrollment is not practical; adding, however, that the UPP is in full support of a National Service Corps.
But Tabor is of the opinion that some mandatory measures would be prudent if this programme is to work effectively.
He suggests that a comprehensive study should be done to capture all the possible causes which have been contributing factors to youth violence.
He says that the Gaston Browne administration should stop its band aid approach to serious issues affecting the nation and its people.
Tabor says that the government shares some of the blame for this issue of violence among the youth in Antigua and Barbuda.