NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw
By Kimone Witter
The National Works Agency (NWA) says islandwide road patching, debushing, and drain cleaning work is now under way from the $1.8 billion allocation announced earlier this month by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Each Member of Parliament was allocated $21 million to fund these activities.
NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw said not all communities will be covered under this programme.
"We will not be able to get into every community based on the amount of money that we have been provided with. And as I said, it’s a programme that is being executed with the assistance of the Members of Parliament, so they have a say...in some of the locations that we would have selected. Of course, these are locations that you would find more populated," he explained.
The NWA communication manager noted that road patching activities could continue into the new year.
He said a portion of the $21 million has been set aside for the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to remove bulky waste from communities.
Mr. Shaw was speaking Tuesday on the Morning Agenda on Power 106.