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Several roadways in North Western St. Ann have been fixed under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).

Member of Parliament for the area, Dr. Dayton Campbell, made the announcement during his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21.

He informed that so far, work has started or has been completed on the main roads from Orange Hill to Lower Buxton, Liberty Valley to Trysee, Philadelphia/Minard Hill, and recently work has commenced in sections of Cardiff Hall.

“We have done patching to all main roads, namely: Bamboo to Brown’s Town, Brown’s Town to Runaway Bay, Brown’s Town to Discovery Bay, Brown’s Town to Stewart Town, Discovery Bay to Stewart Town, Bamboo to Priory, sections of Bamboo to Green Park and Brown’s Town to Alexandria,” Dr. Campbell said.

He also expressed his appreciation to the JEEP Secretariat as well as to personnel in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing who have been responsive and responsible in carrying out their duties.

“We must now move with speed to address Chester, Mt. Zion, Hazelwood, Lilyfield to FreeHill, Middle to Muirhouse Buxton, Benin, Goshen, Retirement to Keith, Seacrest, and Top Liberty Valley,” Dr. Campbell said.

The JEEP is one of the strategies of the Government to respond to chronic unemployment among some Jamaicans, particularly those in the lower socio-economic groups, persons with special needs, as well as those with low skill levels.

Approximately 37,000 persons have benefited from the Programme since it was launched last year.

Contact: Latonya Linton