Riverton, the burning ground for taxpayers’ money

Tuesday, May 27, 2014    

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Dear Editor,

For too many years, the Riverton garbage disposal site has remained one of Jamaica's most active polluting hubs. The habitual conflagrations at this site continue to undermine our fiscal advances and militate against all our efforts at maintaining a healthy environmental in the quest for Jamaica to be the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.

Resultant to the unabated myopic practice of operating a pre-21st century-type disposal site in the nucleus of several well-established corporate enterprises and formalized housing schemes taxpayers are tediously obliged into depositing their hard-earned funds.

Furthermore, despite the wasting of public funds, taxpayers are mandated to be signatories in the austerity diet — the public sector workers under a Memorandum of Understanding can tell the tale more than any other group.

I maintain the notion that these 14 acres of prime land should be converted into a business community and/or expand the housing solution for the mushrooming medium and low-income earners whose financial ability is out of sync with the high cost of sourcing a house at existing market prices.

With much political acumen to be desired on the Riverton's malaise, one remains tentative as to whether or not our gerontocratic thinkers are able to revamp their decisions.

How much longer will the elected political directorate continue using our well-needed monies to fuel this financial incinerator?

Ian Henry

Scott's Hall

St Mary






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