Desperate need to replace ageing infrastructure
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: Anthony Hylton CONSTITUENCY: St Andrew Western SEWAGE LEAKS, poor roads and gullies needing maintenance are issues Anthony Hylton, St Andrew Western member of parliament (MP), has said needed to be addressed in his constituency.
Making his contribution to the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives last week, the MP said the community, built in the 1960s, is suffering from an ageing infrastructure.
“The citizens in the Duhaney Park division have, for some several years before my incumbency, been experiencing rotting water sewer lines which break on a too frequent basis, and is in desperate need of replacement, and not repairs,” he said.
The issue has reportedly been affecting other communities such as New Haven, Callaloo Mews, Seaview Gardens phases I and II, and Riverton Meadows.
Hylton, who is in his ninth consecutive year as MP, said he has had discussions with the National Water Commission to have a project targeting leaks to come to his constituency.
Meanwhile, he noted that Seaview Gardens continues to benefit from a project aimed at replacing upgrading sewage systems in the area.
“The project, once completed, is designed to stop the unhealthy situation of raw sewage leaking in many parts of these communities and posing a constant health threat, especially to our children and the elderly,” he said.
On a positive note, Hylton told the House that he was grateful that the Government is continuing with the development of the Seaview Gardens Workforce College that is expected to help train the labour force in the constituency for the emerging logistics industry.
Several private companies in the area have partnered with the constituency for the project.