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Opposition tells gov't to revisit plans to buy used vehicles for JCF

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 3:29 PM
Speaking recently at a town hall meeting in Westmoreland, national security minister, Robert Montague, said used vehicles are cheaper and should be able to serve the Force for at least three years.

The opposition says the government should take a second look at plans to buy second-hand vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Speaking recently at a town hall meeting in Westmoreland, national security minister, Robert Montague, said these vehicles are cheaper and should be able to serve the Force for at least three years.

Montague said the aim is to maximise the limited financial resources available to purchase police vehicles.

But, at a press conference yesterday opposition spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting, said purchasing used vehicles for the JCF is not a good move.

Bunting argued that these vehicles may not be best for the Jamaican policing environment.

He asserted that while using second-hand vehicles may be a short-term fix it may end up costing the country more in the long run.

 

opposition spokesman on national security