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Inside the Municipal Corporation | Clarendon poor relief officers receive tablet computers

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston
Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie presents a tablet computer to councillor for the Rocky Point division and mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh.

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie made councillors and poor relief officers' day when he presented tablet computers to them during a meeting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation in May Pen last week.

McKenzie, who was in the parish to address the corporation as well as tour the market, poor relief and the infirmary, also presented computers and printers to the Poor Relief Department.

"The computers, laptops and printer will take the strain and stress that these officers currently work under. The tablets that they are getting will now have a mobile app that will put them in a position that right on the spot when they do the investigations, they can download the detail and everything," he said.

In presenting tablets to the councillors, McKenzie said the gesture was being made with the intention of aiding them in performing their administrative work.

In addition to the tablets, councillors will also be receiving an allowance of $25,000 monthly to either rent an office or pay for administrative assistance.