Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie is rejecting criticism from his Opposition counterpart, Noel Arscott, that the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, failed to properly address a recent fire in the community of Riverton in St. Andrew.
The fire at Riverton began on May 6 at a facility which stores tyres.
The blaze lasted for approximately two days and was due to the tyres being set ablaze.
Mr. McKenzie says in reacting to the fire, Mr. Arscott failed to disclose that the former PNP administration’s plan to establish a tyre shredding facility in St. Catherine failed to get off the ground.
Minister McKenzie was addressing a JLP Area Council 1 meeting yesterday.
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