Custos of Manchester, Garfield Green, is spearheading a values and attitudes programme targeted at the youth population in the parish.
Speaking at a recent meeting with Members of Parliament for the parish, held at his office in Williamsfield, Mr. Green informed that the initiative is being chaired by retired educator, Alphansus Davis, and will help to “socially uplift young people”.
He said that the programme will work with schools to promote patriotism and respect for the nation’s national symbols, especially the National Anthem, as well as adherence to proper deportment.
The Custos informed that within a few weeks, he will be forming a safety and security council comprising the police, the Manchester Municipal Corporation, the Jamaica Cultural Development Corporation (JCDC), among other groups, to “work together to develop this parish”.
He gave a commitment to “engage and inspire” the people of Manchester “enabling them to achieve their God-given potential,” while calling on the elected representatives to foster relationships with the citizens of the parish and “include them in your decision-making process”.