Disappointing JEEP cannot run for long-term
THE EDITOR, Sir:
The Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) is a short-term solution to the present unemployment problem.
However, the long-term solution to joblessness is one to be undertaken by the private sector. The present Government must be reminded that the most effective engine of job creation in a capitalist country is the private sector, not the Government.
The private sector, if given incentives such as a reduction in corporate taxation, will reinvest their profits to expand factories, hire more workers, and increase production.
This is just one long-term benefit to the jobless and a way to lift up the poor.
G. GEORGE WILSON
Springfield, St Elizabeth