Opposition Spokesman on Transport and Works, Mike Henry, is raising concern about road repairs which coincide with the visit of US President Barack Obama.

Mr. Obama is due in the island on April 9.

Ahead of the visit, the National Works Agency has commenced a special work programme in Kingston and St. Andrew repaving or patching roads.

Mr. Henry says it’s a futile attempt to mask the issues affecting the country in time for the President’s visit.

Mike Henry Central Clarendon MP addressing JLP supporters in St Catherine on Sunday.

The roads to be repaired include Marescaux Road, Heroes Circle, Caledonia Avenue, the intersection of Oxford Road and Old Hope Road as well as the Oxford Road/Knutsford Boulevard intersection.

Similar work will be undertaken along the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway between the Harbour View Round-a-bout and the Cement Company as well as sections of the Michael Manley Boulevard leading to Camp Road.

Mona Road, between the Post Office and main gate to the UWI as well as Wellington Drive, Lady Musgrave Road, Tom Redcam Drive, Liguanea Avenue, Garden Boulevard, Arthur Wint Drive and East Kings House Road.