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PNP concerned about garbage collection

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 11:18 PM
Noel Arscott

Opposition spokesman on local government Noel Arscott is calling on the Government to immediately take action to remove garbage which has accumulated in a number of parishes over the last five weeks.

Speaking this morning at a press conference at the People’s National Party headquarters in St Andrew, Arscott accused the Government of being careless in its approach to issues of public cleansing.

He warned of possible health concerns.

The Opposition spokesman said the rodent population is increasing rapidly because of the pile up of garbage in a number of parishes such as Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth.

 

Opposition spokesman on local government Noel Arscott

Arscott has also accused the Governing Jamaica Labour Party of political interference in the award of contracts for street cleaning.

 

Opposition spokesman on local government Noel Arscott

He also wanted to know who is currently managing the operations of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, noting that an executive director is yet to be appointed.

Arscott queried whether the chief technical officer, Audley Gordon, was running the agency.