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Montague vows to continue Unite For Change crime plan

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 11:52 AM
Minister of National Security, Robert Montague.

Minister of National Security Robert Montague says the Unite For Change crime plan initiated by his predecessor former security minister Peter Bunting will continue under his leadership.

The minister gave this assurance during a town hall meeting held at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland yesterday.

The United For Change programme was launched on December 2013, as a national movement and public awareness campaign, aimed at empowering each citizen to take back Jamaica from the clutches of criminal elements.

Derrick Smith, then opposition spokesman on National Security was openly critical of aspects of the programme following the launch, describing it as nothing new.

Among the elements of Unite For Change are: better equipping the police mobility and forensics; a third installment of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) , to focus on community-level justice and dispute resolution; and passage of key legislation.