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2,300 YOUNG PERSONS TO BE EMPLOYED BY MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

Posted by Editor (Wendy) on Jul 26 2017 at 3:00 PM
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On August 14, 2,300 young persons will be employed by the Municipal Corporations to identify shut-ins; and to undertake the auditing of street lights.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said that  each division in the Corporations across the island will be allocated 10 summer workers for two weeks.  “The purpose is to help identify, in the various communities, persons who we need to have on record, so that during hurricanes and other disasters, emergency personnel can move to their rescue,” he said.

Minister McKenzie said the employment programme will also allow his Ministry to capture important data on street lights.  “It is a bold step and I don’t want to get any complaints about it.  If it is not administered in the right and proper way, we might not consider it next year.  It is a start, let us make use of it,” he urged.

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