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  • KSAC will resume its series of town hall meetings this month, with a session at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall.
  • Representatives from the NSWMA, the JPS, and other agencies that provide service to the public, will be in attendance.
  • It is the intention of the KSAC to conduct at least four town hall meetings for the calendar year.

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will resume its series of town hall meetings this month, with a session at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, 89 Slipe Road, next Wednesday, February 19.

Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, will be the guest speaker at the event, which will commence at 6:00 p.m. He is expected to update and inform the public on matters concerning the economy.

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, who provided details at the Council meeting on February 11, held downtown Kingston, informed that representatives from the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), and other agencies that provide service to the public, will be in attendance.

She said that the meeting will also be used as an avenue to inform persons about the various programmes and policies of the Corporation and the timeline for completion.

“We will also be discussing the KSAC’s strategic and corporate plan, including our strategic objectives and our priorities for 2014/2015. For the first time, we will be having a discussion around our proposed budget, taking questions and feedback,” she informed.

Highlighting the significance of the series of fora, she said that “these face-to-face meetings and consultations with our customers and the public are extremely important in getting feedback on our service and performance as well as getting a deeper understanding of how we can effectively respond to the needs of these groups and the larger public.”

She is encouraging residents and business operators in Kingston and St. Andrew to come out and participate in the events.

It is the intention of the KSAC to conduct at least four town hall meetings for the calendar year.

The meetings, which commenced in 2012, form part of efforts to build partnerships between the KSAC and citizens of the Corporate Area.