Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government has the resources to repair roads across the country
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government has the resources to repair the island’s roads, but the challenge is ensuring the money is spent efficiently and without corruption.
He made the declaration at the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Central executive meeting, in Ocho Rios, St Ann yesterday (September 17).
Mr. Holness said he is aware of the many demonstrations for better roads across the country, noting that citizens are understandably disgruntled with the situation.
He noted that for the first time in a long time in Jamaica’s history, the government is in a position to make budgetary allocation, to treat with road repairs.
Mr. Holness stated that a critical part of the government’s road improvement plan, is the $40-billion road improvement project, to modernise more than 2,000 roads islandwide.
He said his administration wants to ensure that when this is being done, the right roads are fixed, and also in a way that ensures they are fixed properly.