Monday 1 June, 2020

JSIF, European Union Police Station Expansion Programme launched

Minister of National Security,Dr Horace Chang, EU Ambassador to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska (centre) and Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney take a closer look at the unveiled site plans.

Minister of National Security,Dr Horace Chang, EU Ambassador to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska (centre) and Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney take a closer look at the unveiled site plans.

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) through a $235 million grant from the European Union (EU) launched the Police Station Expansion Programme at the Courtyard Marriott, New Kingston on Thursday.

The programme entails the infrastructural upgrade of six police stations throughout the island as part of the Poverty Reduction Program.

The stations receiving the upgrades are located in Lionel Town and Four Paths (Clarendon), Adelphi and Mount Salem (St James), Franklyn Town and Denham Town (Kingston and St Andrew).

The launch also commemorates over 20 years of partnership between the EU and JSIF with remarks given by Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang; EU Ambassador to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska; Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney and Deputy Superintendent of Police- Garfield Taylor, expressing the impact that the upgrades will have on the morale of the police force and the social well-being of community members.

 

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