#LocalGovtElection: Voting drought ends for Mona Heights resident
Jody-Ann Gilpin, Staff Reporter
For the first time in many years, Kamau Janai went out to select a political candidate in the local government elections currently underway.
The 50-year-old, who is a resident of Mona Heights in St Andrew, did not give a specific reason for staying away from the political process over the years, but admitted that his friendship with Andrew Bellamy, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the Mona division, is one of the main factors that prompted his decision to vote today.
"I also support the party (JLP). It's the party of my choice based on my observation over the years," he said.
"For a number of years I stayed away but as a man who is trying to live upright and want to see better for my country, I think it's only fair that I have a say in the process," Janai added.
He also said he believes that there has been significant improvement in the voting process, which bodes well for democracy.
"I was actually supposed to vote in the last one (February's general elections) but somehow the logistics didn't work out," he said.
"It's more conducive for you to vote now and it's a simpler process. Persons are more educated."
Candidates: Dollis Campbell (PNP)
Andrew Bellamy (JLP)