Over $70m spent on projects in St James West Central – Malahoo Forte
ST JAMES, Jamaica – More than $70 million was spent towards hurricane mitigation, beautification and road infrastructure improvement within the St James West Central constituency between 2022 and August of this year.
This was stated by Member of Parliament for the area and Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Marlene Malahoo Forte, during her contribution to the State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives on November 28.
She informed that the implementing agencies were the National Works Agency and the National Solid Waste Management Authority.
“As a result of this ongoing work, we have been able to fare better than some other constituencies when the heavy rains come, but this is not to say that other work shouldn’t be done,” she said.
She further informed that work is in progress under the Dengue Mitigation Project, which is being undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.
We will be removing bulk waste and we will clean up the mosquito breeding sites right across the constituency in a $2-million project,” she said.
She further noted that the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has also allocated some $24 million under the Constituency Mitigation Christmas Work programme.
“Already, I am in consultation with the communities to ensure that the programme areas match the greatest need,” she said.
Meanwhile, she informed that road improvement continues in the constituency, noting that more than 60 roads have been rehabilitated throughout the constituency.