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Opposition still fighting ZOSO

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Dear Editor,

In a bid to put a leash on the already out-of-control crime situation on the island the Government has implemented what they call the zones of special operation (ZOSO) programme.

The ZOSO is aimed at reducing crime, capturing wanted men, providing social intervention, among other things.

The ZOSO Bill had been languishing in Parliament for months because the Opposition objected to any plan or idea that is put forward by the Government. It was eventually passed after much back-and-forth and some amendments.

The first zone is now in operation in Mount Salem, St James.

Now with the ZOSO taking shape the Opposition still seems hell-bent on discrediting every gain made by the operation. They speak out on the community that was chosen, schoolchildren getting searched, the low turnout of members going to church, and the former minister of national security called the home-made guns recovered “toy guns”. really, Sir?

It cannot be that the sole purpose of the losing party is to oppose to the detriment of the same people they hope to lead some day.

From reports in the nightly news the residence of Mount Salem are embracing the initiative and residents of other areas across the island are calling for the ZOSO to be declared in their area.

It is clear that ZOSO is not the end all of Jamaica's problems, but if the Government tries nothing, the same Opposition will chastise them for doing nothing. The Opposition spokesman on security should return to his stance of divine intervention for the nation instead of criticising efforts to curb crime and violence.

If we don't unite for the cause then we'll be divided for the fall. give ZOSO a chance, members of the Opposition. it does not have to be your idea for you to support it. Think about Jamaica.

Hezekan Bolton

h_e_z_e@hotmail.com

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