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  • Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor, Dr. Angela Brown Burke, says the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is pleased to partner with Caribbean Cement Company Limited and the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the Zika Virus (ZikV) prevention drive.
  • The Mayor noted that the KSAC will identify persons to be trained and will ensure that they return to their communities to share and apply their knowledge.
  • The Mayor appealed to persons to actively participate in vector control, by helping to eliminate mosquito breeding sites within their communities.

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor, Dr.  Angela Brown Burke, says the  Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is pleased to partner with Caribbean Cement Company Limited and the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the  Zika Virus (ZikV) prevention drive.

The company has donated $2.3 million towards the vector control programme, particularly in the eastern section of the Corporate Area, where the company has its plant.

Speaking at the handing over of the cheque on January 19 at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston, the Mayor said the link between the government and private sector is a deliberate approach to increase public awareness on vector control, in order to eliminate and prevent mosquito breeding sites.

The Mayor noted that the KSAC will identify persons to be trained and will ensure that they return to their communities to share and apply their knowledge.

The first areas that will benefit from the vector control programme are Bull Bay, Harbour Heights, Springfield, Rae Town and Mountain View Avenue.

She said the programme will foster even better relations, as the Government work towards strengthening its commitment to public/private partnership to secure the country’s health.

The Mayor appealed to persons to actively participate in vector control, by helping to eliminate mosquito breeding sites within their communities.