The government is to Shell out 1.3 Billion dollars this Christmas. The disclosure came Today in Parliament, from Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
The 1.3 Billion dollars will be spent on the National Mitigation, Sanitation, Drain-Cleaning and Beautification Programme.
Under the programme each constituency will be allocated $15 million to target critical drains, road patching and to undertake sanitation and vector (mosquito) control works.
The allocation is to be broken down as follows:
- $4M for bushing and drain cleaning;
- $3M for sanitation and beautification works;
- $3M for vector control; and
- $5M for patching of potholes/road repairs.
The prime minister also made it clear that the money will be well spent and accounted for as no money will be paid out until the work is certified.
The prime minister went on to say that, “We intend to use this mitigation programme to meaningfully target breeding sites for mosquitoes etc. It will start now and will be implemented by the NWA in collaboration with the NSWMA with the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Wellness.”