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The National Works Agency (NWA) is embarking on a modernisation programme, which will result in improvements to its physical plants and equipment across the island.
Transport and Works Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, speaking at the official opening of the newly upgraded NWA Clarendon Parish Office in May Pen on Friday April 17, said that the Ministry is fully committed to the five-year modernisation plan.
The project, he said, will bring about the level of efficiency necessary to translate into social and economic growth and sustainability in the country.
He noted that the initiative “requires a level of funding …and indeed, we must be creative when moving forward, to ensure that the public sees a vision of a new tomorrow,” while urging the staff of the refurbished Clarendon office to provide quality service to the community.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Alwin Hales, stated that the office, one of two that have been recently refurbished, is in keeping with the new modernisation thrust, which is aimed at improving the work environment “and the quality of customer service we can give to our customers”.
He said other offices across the island are slated for upgrading, with the works likely to be completed before the end of this financial year.
Additionally, new pieces of equipment have been acquired, with more expected, to boost the capacity of the NWA to serve the needs of the population. “Over the last six weeks we have seen signs of progress and signs of change. Just recently, we received some front end loaders, and there are more to come,” Dr. Hales said.
Mayor of Clarendon Milton Brown, lauded the Ministry and the NWA for undertaking the project, which he said, is indicative of the progress taking place, not only in the parish, but in the country, generally.

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