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Brodber in JEEP driver's seat

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM

LUCILLE BRODBER, a quantity surveyor with a wealth of experience in the construction sector, has been appointed to steer the Government's Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).

Minister of Transport, Works and Housing Dr Omar Davies had announced weeks ago in Parliament that a female is tipped to drive the programme.

A news release from the ministry yesterday revealed that Brodber had taken up the position as project director of JEEP on March 12.

Brodber will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of JEEP from the offices of the Ministry of Transport. She will be required to develop and implement appropriate systems of accountability that are in line with Government's policies and procedures.

The JEEP project director will also be tasked with directing the implementation of the programme to ensure that projects are efficiently executed. Her job will also involve the implementation of systems to monitor JEEP projects.

Past work

Brodber worked as a quantity surveyor on a number of projects spanning housing developments, construction of hospitals, police stations, schools, factories, tourism and attractions.

The head of JEEP also managed the Lift-Up Jamaica and Inner City Renewal programmes.

After stalling a few times, the JEEP received fuel in February, amounting to $4.2 billion to provide short-term employment for more than 5,000 Jamaicans.