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Please fix roads in Pisgah, St Elizabeth

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

I draw your immediate attention to the community of Pisgah in the St Elizabeth North West constituency, but specifically to the deplorable road conditions from Clermont to Pisgah via Ginger Hill.

That roadway serves as the main thoroughfare for our pineapple farmers, and has been neglected for decades.

The majority of the residents in these communities are honest, hard-working people asking for a simple resource – access to markets and to a decent and safe roadway. The current member of parliament (MP), J.C. Hutchinson, has been MP for more than 23 years. His focus is not on the plight of residents of Pisgah.

The aforementioned stretch of road has been in a state of disrepair. It has become a death trap for residents and we are asking you to use your powers and authority to cause this road to get fixed, post-haste.

ACT NOW

Residents have been complaining to their political representatives without redress and are justifiably indignant about the obvious under-representation and neglect.

At this juncture, residents are frustrated and they want you to act now! Members of the diaspora are also very concerned that ordinary taxpayers in those communities are horribly mistreated and subjected to neglect.

We cannot underscore, any more than we already have in the preceding paragraphs, the fierce urgency of now as we solicit your action as the prime minister for all of Jamaica.

OMAR ESSON

Founding member, Reform

NW St Elizabeth – New

Market Division