The Government has earmarked $2.2 million to continue work on the March Pen Road community centre in Spanish Town for use by residents under the Community Crime Prevention Programme.
As set out in the 2012-2013 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the project will see the completion of renovation and refurbishing works on the computer laboratory at the community centre.
It will also see the provision of 12 network computers and computer chairs, server and white board.
The programme, which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of National Security with funding from the Governments of Jamaica and Belgium, is expected to be completed in June 2012, with an initial start date of April 2011.
Physical achievements under the programme as at November 2011 included the partial completion of the computer laboratory and the procurement of a computer server, 12 computer chairs and white board.
By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter