Holness Announces $1,300,000,000 Islandwide Clean Up & Sanitization Programme


Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a $1.3 billion dollar programme to help clean up various sections of the country.

He says the programme will be rolled out over the next few weeks with the help of Members of Parliament.

Prime Minister Holness also sought to outline the scope of the proposed works.

Prime Minister Holness says the programme will be implemented by the National Works Agency, NWA  in collaboration with the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA.

He says the Health Ministry will also provide guidance to the initiative.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addressing the House of Representatives yesterday.

He says the Integrity Commission has been invited to assist in ensuring that the procurement rules are strictly observed when the project is being rolled out.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness is urging all citizens to help the Government in its efforts to combat dengue fever.

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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