Friday 10 July, 2020

Greater Portmore residents support Labour Day projects

A photo collage of Labour Day activities in Greater Portmore.

A photo collage of Labour Day activities in Greater Portmore.

Dozens of community members turned out to paint curb walls, construct ramps and do bushing at multiple projects at the Greater Portmore Junior Centre, post office, the library and the Greater Portmore Health Centre on Labour Day. 

Many members of staff of the Portmore Municipal Corporation also came out to give support to the venture.

“We decided to put in work in these facilities, especially ramps because there are a lot of physically challenged residents and this is a main area they use. Ramps are important as Jamaica must be an inclusive society and access for the disabled is essential. We took the decision to build sidewalks to facilitate the public and we made these recommendations weeks ago and the projects went well today,” Mayor Leon Thomas, chairman of the Portmore Municipal Corporation (PMC), said

“At the special ed school, we have started a project to extend the bathroom facilities area for washing students.We will finish construction by Windsor special education school within the next three weeks,” Mayor Thomas said.

Some of the partners for the Labour Day activities include the Transjamaica Highway, Christian Holiness Church , Access Financial Services, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Portmore, and the Sunshine City Kiwanis.

“I want to thank members of the wider Portmore who came out to assist with the 43 projects registered with the council, and I want to extend a big thank you to those who participated, especially the staff of the PMC,” Mayor Thomas said.

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