Opposition Leader and President of the People’s National Party, Dr. Peter Phillips, says the government’s move to redevelop Bernard Lodge lands in St. Catherine, for housing will affect Jamaica’s long term food security.
Dr. Phillips and a team of opposition MPs and councilors toured farms that are now on the Bernard Lodge lands today.
Many of the farms were abandoned or in a state of disrepair.
Two-hundred and fifty farmers have so far been displaced, leaving behind millions in equipment.
Dr. Phillips says he supports development, if it is done in a sustainable way.
After stakeholders raised concerns regarding the development of Bernard Lodge lands, Prime Minister Andrew Holness ordered a review of the development in April.
The Prime Minister says the results of that report will soon be made public.
But, Dr. Phillips is expressing concerns there have been no transparency in the review process.