KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, has committed three indigent houses to the constituency of North Central Clarendon.
The Minister gave the assurance following a recent tour of the area.
“One is ready for construction because they have the title and we are going to be moving expeditiously in putting down the housing solution,” he said during a post-tour interview.
Minister McKenzie commended the Clarendon Poor Relief Department for bringing the cases to the Ministry’s attention.
He was accompanied on the tour by Member of Parliament and Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with Responsibility for Information, Honourable Robert Morgan.
The Minister also announced that the construction of two additional water shops for the constituency which will increase the number of such facilities to three.
A 20,000-gollon water shop will be installed in the community of Garden Wood, while a 16,000-gallon facility is slated for Beckford Kraal.
The first water shop in North Cengtral Clarendon was commissioned dutring 2012 in the community of Pennants.
Minister McKenzie also disclosed that his Ministry will be allocating funds to the Clarendon Municipal Corporation to purchase another water truck to serve the parish.
The Ministry’s technical team will be working with the Municipal Corporation to formulate a plan to repair several badly-deteriorated roadways in the constituency.
He acknowledged work done by Minister Morgan to rehabilitate some of the roads, while highlighting others are “in need of attention.”
The Social Development Commission (SDC) has also tasked with conducting a survey in the constituency to ascertain what other issues require interventions