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Pit latrines to go at Brae’s River Primary

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

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NORTH Eastern St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce said pit latrines at Brae's River Primary will soon be replaced even as he asked students, parents and teachers for patience ahead of the start of the project.

The school, which was established in 1929, he said, is on the list to receive the crucial upgrade with a modern bathroom block this year.

Since January 2012 with the assistance of the Constituency Development Fund, the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the CHASE Fund and the Ministry of Education, similar projects have been completed at the Leeds Primary, Mount Osbourne Primary Schools, and works are nearing completion at the Roses Valley Primary School in the constituency.

"We have received written confirmation that the project which was approved earlier in the year, and initially delayed because of fiscal constraints will now get going shortly," Pryce said in a release yesterday.

According to Pryce, he has already spoken with Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites who has again confirmed that the project will proceed before the close of this calendar year.

The first-term MP also placed on record his total agreement with the community that this is a project that is long overdue.

He noted that full representation to the relevant authorities has consistently been made to ensure that now that the project has been approved, once commenced, the work will be speedily and satisfactorily completed.

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