COVID-19

Fighting the Novel Coronavirus

Agencies

The Ministry dispenses its function through four (4) agencies namely; Social Development Commission (SDC), Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB).

Mayors & CEOs

Each Municipal Corporation has two (2) arms, the political and the administrative arm. The political arm is made up of Councillors and is headed by the Mayor. The administrative arm headed by a Chief Executive Officer, who advises and implements the policies of, the Corporation.

Local Authorities

Local Authorities, officially known as Municipal Corporation are empowered to make by-laws, regulations and rules for the good governance of the parishes over which they have jurisdiction.

About The ministry

The Ministry of Local Government & Community Development’s Mission and Vision

Vision: “We envision an autonomous system of local governance which is participatory, delivers the highest standard of service and promotes improvement in the quality of life of our citizens, while enhancing sustainable national development”.

Mission: “We aim to provide sound and clear policy direction, technical support and monitor our Agencies and the Local Authorities in a timely manner, enabling the delivery of high-quality services, good local governance and sustainable development for the benefit of our citizens, through partnership with stakeholders and a cadre of highly-motivated and well-trained staff”.

NEWS RELEASES

WE ARE ALWAYS INVOLVED IN DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES ACROSS JAMAICA, TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO.

The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) inaugural Wellness Day of Care for the Homeless is set to benefit some of the most vulnerable persons. Officially dubbed the ‘Desmond McKenzie Wellness Day of Care for the Homeless’, the event…
After a 17-year delay, firefighters in Old Harbour now have a modern Fire Station from which to work and in which to live. With the construction of the Old Harbour Fire Station having been completed at a cost of $59.7 million, the spanking…
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has expressed regret at the loss of life that occurred as a result of flooding in Montego Bay today. “I am distressed at the reports that a twelve-year-old child and…

Local Government Reform 2013 Onward

At this point in time the main elements of the reform process are the promulgation of three (3) strategic laws; the entrenchment of the Local Government system in the Constitution; the promulgation of the new National Building Bill; and the Local Economic Development (LED) programme.

Achievements

This section lists a number of achievements attained by the ministry on its route to Local Government Reform.

Ministry Papers

Theses are publications that were developed within the Cabinet Office in collaboration with the appropriate stakeholders.

Board of Supervision

The Board of Supervision, (for the relief of the poor in Jamaica), is a statutory body operating under the portfolio of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.

what we’ve been working on

Here are some of our recent projects

February 8, 2022
The community of Top Aberdeen and in North East St. Elizabeth now boast its own…
July 18, 2021
JIS NEWS- Falmouth, Trelawny: Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, broke ground…
July 18, 2021
FALMOUTH, Jamaica: Ground will be broken next month for the construction of a new fire…
July 7, 2021
PORT MARIA, St. Mary: The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is making a…
Local Government Entities

the following is a map of Local Government Entities in each parish