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Disappointing JEEP cannot run for long-term

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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

glengeorgewilson@aim.com

Springfield, St Elizabeth