Inadequate details stymie project to help fire victims
Chairman of the Constituency Development Fund Committee of Parliament, Everald Warmington this morning refused to sign off on a project to help fire victims from Kingston Central because the proposal lacked details on the victims.
The $2-million project was submitted by Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites and was to be implemented by the Social Development Commission.
The committee's approval is required before funds are disbursed, but Warmington raised concerns that there were no details on who would benefit and when the fire took place.
He also said the money could go to future fires.
However, Manchester North Western MP Mikael Phillips and other members disagreed with Warmington.
He said the committee has approved mitigation projects before without certain specific details.
He also mentioned that the constituency is prone to fires.
However, Warmington insisted that he would not sign the proposal, noting that he was expecting a statement from the fire brigade.
The proposal will return to Thwaites.