MP gives $300,000 from SESP for flood clean-up
MEMBER of Parliament for East Central St James, Violet Neilson, has contributed $300,000 from her Social and Economic Support Programme (SESP) fund for the preliminary rehabilitation of blocked drains and roads damaged by the recent floods in the parish.
Work has already started will be concentrated in areas where debris has blocked the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Neilson, speaking at a recent press conference in Montego Bay, said every effort was being made by the government to expedite the repair of several roads.
She said government officials have toured the affected areas and damage assessments were being done by the St James Parish Council.
Reporting that work was underway in Latium, Johns Hall, Camrose, Sign, Amity Hall, Rose Hill, Paisley, Adelphi, Content, Goodwill, Dumfries and Barrett Town, she said extensive remedial work in the worst affected areas had been given priority.
Neilson said the rehabilitation of the roads and drains would require the use of heavy-duty equipment, which was promised by the Ministry of Transport and Works.
She said junior works minister, Dean Peart, gave instructions for work on the North Coast Highway and South Gully projects to be temporarily halted, in order that equipment can be available to assist in the rehabilitation of roadways across St James.