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McKenzie orders immediate cleaning of drains along Marcus Garvey Drive

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 9:59 AM
Desmond McKenzie (second right) stands over a gully while on a tour to asses the damage done by recent flooding along Marcus Garvey Drive, in Kingston.

Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, has ordered the immediate cleaning of drains and gullies along sections of Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston which were flooded last week.

A large pileup of garbage and other debris has been blamed for the flooding, which affected businesses along the major roadway.

McKenzie led a tour of the area this morning.

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IN PHOTO: Desmond McKenzie (front) tours worksite on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston. – Ricardo Makyn photo

He informed that special attention will be given to the Shoemaker and Tivoli gullies in the clean-up activities.

The local government minister further said he has called an emergency meeting for 3 o’clock this afternoon with key stakeholders to discuss strategies for the way forward.

Meanwhile, operations at the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, located on Marcus Garvey Drive, have been transferred to the Cocoa Industry Board.

The agency’s building was flooded in last week's downpour.