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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says he will be making it a priority to keep Jamaicans informed about issues relating to governance.
  • He gave the commitment at a National Security Ministry-organised town hall meeting held recently at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in St. James.
  • The Prime Minister contended that increased engagement with the citizenry will build trust, and ensure transparency and openness in governance, which will “change Jamaica for the better.”

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says he will be making it a priority to keep Jamaicans informed about issues relating to governance.

He gave the commitment at a National Security Ministry-organised town hall meeting held recently at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in St. James.

The Prime Minister contended that increased engagement with the citizenry will build trust, and ensure transparency and openness in governance, which will “change Jamaica for the better.”

He also reiterated his pledge to “lead by example and lead from the front.”

“You will understand that you have a Prime Minister that will own the issues, that will deal with the issues; not one that will back away and try to pass the buck,” he said.

“I start from the point that I am responsible. I am the custodian of the authority you have voted on and I must use that authority to hold the persons, who have delegated authority, to account. That’s the nature of democracy,” he pointed out.

The Prime Minister said the Government intends to grow the economy, create jobs and make Jamaica “the place of choice for you to live, to work, to raise your families and to retire in paradise.”