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  • Young people in South West Clarendon are benefitting from educational opportunities financed by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
  • Through the CDF, some $4 million was spent during the last financial year to empower over 600 students at various levels of educational development.
  • Improvement work has also been carried out at post offices, and land titles presented to 76 constituents.

Young people in South West Clarendon are benefitting from educational opportunities financed by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

Through the CDF, some $4 million was spent during the last financial year to empower over 600 students at various levels of educational development.

“We believe that providing educational opportunities for young people will break the cycle of poverty, and balance the lives of the people we serve,” stated Minister of Local Government and Community Development, and Member of Parliament for the constituency, Hon. Noel Arscott, as he made his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, June 17.

Meanwhile, he reported that the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) recently constructed sanitary facilities at the Scotts Pass Primary School, and is to build four classrooms at the Four Paths Primary and Junior High School. Additionally, some $70 million was spent on road repairs.

Under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), the Belle Plain Road has been rehabilitated and major drain cleaning work done in the Havannah Heights area. “The roads will contribute to the growth and development of the constituency, the parish and the country. Several other drains in the constituency were cleaned from the CDF,” he said.

Work is currently being carried out at the Waterwell sport complex. Also, plans are being finalised between Minister Arscott and the Digicel Foundation to build a state-of-the-art community resource centre, in Havannah Heights.

He informed that improvement work has also been carried out at post offices, and land titles presented to 76 constituents.

Mr. Arscott highlighted also, that the Sugar Transformation Unit (STU) has been partnering with the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, to provide 140 young people with skills training.