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  • Denham Town and surrounding areas in West Kingston will engage in sport, fun and entertainment at the ‘Denham Town ZOSO Community Day’, on Saturday, February 23.
  • An initiative of the Joint Force, Denham Town and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the day will feature road races, football matches, a cheerleading competition, a concert and kiddies centre.
  • Speaking with JIS News, Managing Director, JSIF and Deputy Chairman for the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, said the Community Day will allow for camaraderie and interaction among residents, the stakeholders involved in the ongoing social intervention initiatives and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) personnel who serve and protect the areas.

Denham Town and surrounding areas in West Kingston will engage in sport, fun and entertainment at the ‘Denham Town ZOSO Community Day’, on Saturday, February 23.

An initiative of the Joint Force, Denham Town and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the day will feature road races, football matches, a cheerleading competition, a concert and kiddies centre.

Speaking with JIS News, Managing Director, JSIF and Deputy Chairman for the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, said the Community Day will allow for camaraderie and interaction among residents, the stakeholders involved in the ongoing social intervention initiatives and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) personnel who serve and protect the areas.

“What we really want to focus on is the interaction of the community of Denham Town and the stakeholders involved in the ZOSO, so the day will allow community togetherness; stakeholders meeting, greeting, cheering and participating in the day’s proceedings,” Mr. Sweeney said.

He noted that stakeholders will also use the day to update and inform the community of the social intervention and infrastructure initiatives that are being undertaken in the area.

“We have started our infrastructure programme there, which will upgrade and improve the water, sewer and roadways. We have already completed our zinc fence removal programme, and so we also want to use the day as an opportunity to tell the residents about all our plans for the area; how the security forces will continue to work with them… so it is recreation, where we play, share information and cheer on each other,” Mr. Sweeney pointed out.

He added that spearheading activities such as the Community Day is part of the initiatives under the social intervention programme for urban-type communities.

“This day allows for the various sections of the community to come together in a healthy way and compete with each other, and so we always use this to build relationship and awareness in the community, while we meet, greet, compete, cheer and support what is happening as part of community building,” Mr. Sweeney said.