When you are independent, you walk your own road to success, peace, and prosperity. Independence therefore begins with a road.
Today I am standing on the May Pen to Williamsfield Highway, which is slated for completion at the end of August 2023.
This infrastructure, like all the others currently under construction across the island, represents development and ease for Jamaicans. It represents progress, growth, transformation, and independence.
Today I stand in acknowledgement and reflection on our attainment of 61 years of national independence and my thoughts, as always, are about my Jamaican people and what independence means for them.
On August 6, 1962, when we raised our own flag, bearing the much loved and celebrated, black, green, and gold, we heralded in our political independence.