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PNP questions need for second multimillion-dollar gov't clean-up exercise

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:57 AM

The Opposition Peoples' National Party (PNP) is taking issue with the government's decision to undertake a second national clean-up exercise, projected to cost taxpayers some $352 million.

It was announced earlier his week that the Cabinet has approved the contract to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the provision of tools, labour and planning materials to implement the Spruce-Up Jamaica All Island Maintenance Project.

However, in a release yesterday, opposition spokesman on Works, Richard Azan, said the announcement of the clean-up effort comes just four months after the government spent $800 million on a similar clean-up exercise.

Azan questions the need for another one when the government has not shown if it got value for money in the first exercise.