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Holness tackles water and health

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 3:15 AM
Holness met with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Kevin Harvey and Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De La Haye to discuss the management of the swine flu virus in Jamaica.

Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness has asked the relevant agencies to identify projects to be immediately implemented as part of the incoming government’s commitment to ensuring sustainable and reliable water supply for all Jamaicans.

A release from the Jamaica Labour Party says Holness and the party’s general secretary, Dr Horace Chang, met with the National Irrigation Commission, the National Water Commission and the Water Resources Authority yesterday.

The party says the plan is to make all urban centers drought resilient, develop water to support housing and agriculture and to ensure access to potable water in rural communities.

Holness also met with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Kevin Harvey and Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De La Haye to discuss the management of the swine flu virus in Jamaica.

In addition, Holness met with the Chinese Ambassador Niu Qingbao and is to have discussions with the United States Ambassador Louise Moreno to discuss matters of economic cooperation.

Holness is to be sworn in as Prime Minister tomorrow afternoon.