Hill Lauds Irrigation Commission, HEART Trust Partnership

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Chairman of the National Irrigation Commission, NIC, Senator Aubyn Hill, says he’s heartened by a partnership between the Commission and the HEART Trust which has seen an increased amount of young people being educated about the irrigation sector.

Senator Aubyn Hill, Chairman of the National Irrigation Commission, NIC speaking with Nationwide News.

The NIC is mandated to provide irrigation services primarily to the agricultural sector which include industrial and commercial users through some of its systems.

The Commission says in fulfilling its mandate, it has partnered with the Ebony Park HEART Trust Academy in Toll Gate, Clarendon.

The partnership will result in water and other irrigation services being provided to the institution.

Commenting on the initiative, Senator Hill says the NIC recognizes the importance of preparing youth for the future in a practical and meaningful way towards the growth and development of Jamaica.

He says the National Irrigation Commission currently irrigates over 2-thousand-8-hundred hectares of land in Clarendon which contributes to agricultural production in the parish.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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