Thursday 19 October, 2017

Special focus on community development during Local Government Month

Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie.

Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie.

Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie said special emphasis will be placed on community development during Local Government and Community Month 2017.

"The significance of what we are doing this year is to emphasise community development a lot more," McKenzie said.

"We are not just there to clean drains and provide resources to the municipal corporations; community involvement, community building, community participation are critical components of the ministry's agenda," he added.

He was speaking at the launch of the Local Government and Community Month’s Cross-Island Run during a brief ceremony at Jamaica House on Tuesday.

The Cross-Island Run is a precursor to the month-long celebrations that is observed each year during the month of November by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development as well as its affiliated agencies and departments. 
Local Government Minister, Honourable Desmond McKenzie and Dr Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, who represented the Prime Minister. 

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