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Romaine Morris ready to bat for the Mocho division

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell Livingston
PHOTO BY CECELIA CAMPBELL LIVINGSTON Romaine Morris plants a tree at Lennon High School in Mocho, Clarendon.

MOCHO, Clarendon:

Twenty-six-year-old Romaine Morris deep-rooted community involvement in Mocho has paid off for him.

Morris, who was elected councillor for the Mocho division on Monday, said the victory means he will be in a better position to bat for the area he loves so much.

Totally humbled by the experience, Morris, who won the seat over the People's National Party candidate Lawrence Weathers, is now looking forward to making a difference in the Jamaica Labour Party.

"Right now I am feeling good. I went into the (local government elections) because I want to make a difference ... and thanks to those who showed confidence in me, I am going to do just that," he told Rural Xpress.

Community involvement is nothing new to Morris, a former Denbigh High School student who has been helping shut-ins, arranging back-to-school treats as well as helping to make the Mocho community a better one.

"Now that I am in a position where I have a lot more influence, I will be putting it to good use. It has always been my dream to see Mocho on the map and I am even more determined now," he said.

"I have been fighting for this area for a long time, and for me, the agenda has not changed," he said.

Morris, who is employed as a driver with Ministry of Health, said he will now have to make some decisions. With the new challenge that he has embraced, he has heartfelt thanks to the constituency and the team which assisted him in powering his way to victory.

A Governor General 2015 'I Believe' ambassador, Morris, who describes himself as a people person, said he is all fired up and ready to serve.