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  • The third leg of the National Clean-Up Programme will get under way in West Central St. Andrew on today, (June 10).
  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is expected to join his constituents in the clean-up activity, which will start in Tower Hill.
  • The National Clean-Up Programme is being driven by a National Task Force established by the Prime Minister, and spearheaded by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.

The third leg of the National Clean-Up Programme will get under way in West Central St. Andrew on today, (June 10).

The five-day exercise will involve the removal of garbage and bulk waste such as old cars, furniture and appliances.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is expected to join his constituents in the clean-up activity, which will start in Tower Hill.

Other communities to be cleaned are Balmagie, Waterhouse, Drewsland, Cockburn Gardens, Coleen Court, Penwood Road, Simmonds Drive, and Seaward Drive.

The National Clean-Up Programme is being driven by a National Task Force established by the Prime Minister, and spearheaded by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.

It is intended to assist the Government’s efforts to rid communities of mosquito breeding sites, particularly in light of the Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases.

Clean-up activities have been undertaken in Montego Bay and Portland.

Partners in the clean-up programme are the National Works Agency, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, the fire service, Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority.

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