Tuesday 11 August, 2020

WATCH: 'Proud' moment for Charles Jr after delivering on water promise

South East Clarendon MP, Pearnel Charles Jr samples the piped water.

South East Clarendon MP, Pearnel Charles Jr samples the piped water.

Promise made, promise kept! That's how South East Clarendon Member of Parliament, Pearnel Charles Jr is touting the setting up of the first piped water system in Salt River in more than 60 years.

"I am a proud Member of Parliament today... During my campaign I made a commitment that I would do all possible to identify short and long term solutions to what is their greatest issue and challenge here - the absence of water," Charles Jr told Loop News after commissioning the system on Tuesday.

"This is a part of our comprehensive water improvement programme for the constituency of South East Clarendon. We are serious about ensuring... that we provide water for the people," he added.

In the meantime, residents, many of them seeing piped water for the first time in Salt River, expressed delight at the development. Watch the video below.

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