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  • The Board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is now carrying out a forensic audit of the agency.
  • He noted that the access road works being carried out at the Riverton City Disposal Site, through grant funding from the Government of Mexico, are proceeding within time and on budget “without any problems”.
  • The mandate of the NSWMA is to ensure a clean Jamaica by managing solid waste effectively through public cleansing, adherence to public health and environmental standards, public education and enforcement programmes.

The Board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is now carrying out a forensic audit of the agency.

This was requested by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie.

Making his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 22, Mr. McKenzie said the administration is committed to transforming the agency, particularly in the areas of governance and service delivery.

In the meantime, the Minister informed that the NSWMA is working to improve the infrastructure of disposal sites across the island.

He noted that the access road works being carried out at the Riverton City Disposal Site, through grant funding from the Government of Mexico, are proceeding within time and on budget “without any problems”.

The US$1.8-million project, which is being managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), involves the building of a two-kilometre concrete roadway to improve the entrance and exit from the disposal site, and enable the necessary agencies to respond more quickly to emergencies.

Mr. McKenzie thanked the residents of Riverton Meadows for their assistance and cooperation in carrying out the construction exercise.

The mandate of the NSWMA is to ensure a clean Jamaica by managing solid waste effectively through public cleansing, adherence to public health and environmental standards, public education and enforcement programmes.