One year and three days after he won his bid at the polls to represent South East St Andrew, first-time Member of Parliament (MP) Julian Robinson has given himself a pat on the back for his achievements in the constituency so far.
Robinson, in a letter addressed to his constituents, said that "although the past year has been a particularly challenging one for us as a country and indeed in the constituency, we have been able to achieve much".
The MP pointed to the hosting of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) meetings to discuss allocation and use of CDF monies, the building of additional classrooms at a basic school in his constituency, the maintenance and repair of roads and gullies and the hosting of reading camps across his constituency as some of the activities and achievements in 2012.
"This year, the largest CDF project in the constituency, representing an expen-diture of $5.7 million, was the construction of additional classrooms at the Destowe Bennett Basic School on Langston Road. Ninety per cent of the work has been completed and we expect to hand over the building by February 2013," he said.
Robinson won the South East St Andrew seat by 1,687 votes, polling 5,917 votes to 4,230 for the Jamaica Labour Party's Dwight Nelson.