Trelawny crying for water
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: Marisa Dalrymple Philibert CONSTITUENCY: Trelawny Southern
MEMBER OF Parliament (MP) Marisa Dalrymple Philibert used her contribution to the Constituency Debate in the Parliament to issue an appeal to the Government for improvements in the water infrastructure in the constituency.
“Dr (Horace) Chang,” she said, “the cry for water in South Trelawny is deafening. Over these many years, I have constantly had water distributed throughout the constituency and several water tanks have been given to communities and individuals in an attempt to address the desperate need of water.”
Dr Chang is the minister without portfolio with responsibility for water in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.
The MP said priority has been
given to truck water to institutions such as the schools, health centres and the police.
But Dalrymple, who said the major project this year was the establishment of a football field in Ulster Spring, stressed that more needs to be done to get water for the constituency.
“I pay tribute to the owners of water trucks who continually support us, despite the long delays in receiving their payments. So, Dr Chang, I join with the people of South Trelawny and say it is time for us to have running water. We want to turn on our showers and have a nice bath too. Like Job, we will continue to wait patiently for the water project you have promised to us in your recent presentation in Parliament.”
During his Sectoral Debate contribution in July, Chang announced a $95-million project to replace eight kilometres of pipeline from Samuel Prospect to Baron Hill in Trelawny.
He said then that the engineering designs for the Quassi water-supply system in South Trelawny were being completed and prepared for tendering. Residents of Trelawny walk miles to get water.