21st November 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, actively participated in an engagement session today, focusing on “The Chief Executive’s 2023 Policy Address.” The event was specifically organised for District Services and Community Care Teams (Care Teams) and saw the attendance of approximately 60 Care Team representatives. During the session, Miss Mak presented the policy measures pertaining to the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau as outlined in the Policy Address, and engaged in fruitful discussions with the participants, attentively listening to their perspectives.
In her address, Miss Mak highlighted the significance of Care Teams as service units that actively support the government’s district initiatives. Undoubtedly, these teams play a crucial role in enhancing district governance. She underscored the importance of Care Teams having a comprehensive understanding of the Policy Address. Additionally, she emphasized the pivotal role of District Officers, who act as commanders overseeing all Care Teams within their respective districts. Miss Mak encouraged Care Teams to effectively disseminate government policies within the community, thereby fostering a better understanding among the public regarding the government’s guiding principles and the developmental direction of Hong Kong.
The representatives of the Care Teams demonstrated great enthusiasm during the engagement session. They enthusiastically shared their experiences in engaging with residents in their respective sub-districts and providing crucial support to the public. Moreover, the representatives warmly welcomed the new initiative proposed in the Policy Address, which involves the development of a management application to streamline the daily operations of Care Teams, ultimately enhancing work efficiency.
Miss Mak expressed her sincere appreciation to the Care Teams for their unwavering support of the government’s district initiatives and their dedicated service to the community. She urged the Care Teams to continue their tireless efforts in establishing strong district networks and to provide compassionate care and services to the residents in their respective sub-districts, in accordance with the key performance indicators.
As the 2023 District Council Ordinary Election approaches, Miss Mak urged all participants and their families to exercise their right to vote on December 10. She emphasized the importance of electing district councillors who are genuinely committed to serving the public’s best interests. Additionally, she called upon the participants to actively engage in activities organized by the District Councils, promoting unity among all stakeholders in building a compassionate and inclusive society.