Gin­ger Ridge res­i­dents want twin woes ad­dressed

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Jo­van John­son Staff Reporter

THE TWIN prob­lems of wa­ter short­age and bad roads still stalk Macca Tree dis­trict in the Gin­ger Ridge divi­sion of the St Cather­ine Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion.

But with politi­cians now hus­tling to get their votes for the lo­cal gov­ern­ment polls later this month, the res­i­dents are adamant that fix­ing the prob­lems must be one of the im­me­di­ate ac­tions of the even­tual vic­tor.

“Is only re­cently we a see di coun­cil­lor dem re­ally a come through and re­ally a show dem face. When we put them up there, we would a like fi si dem come see wah a hap­pen inna di com­mu­nity,” Ju­nior Bowes, 49, told The Gleaner on Wed­nes­day.

“The road waah fix and wi nuh have nuh wa­ter. More time, we the res­i­dents haffi tek up some tings pon wi self be­cause the coun­cil­lors are not there un­til elec­tions. We have a big tank up there so (Mount Pleas­ant) and wi only haffi de­pend pon that when rain fall,” the farmer said.

But he said the prob­lem can be fixed.

BOWES

“The man dem run pipe and ting ‘bout two years now’, but nuh wa­ter nah come. Wa­ter used to come fi like an hour and yuh nuh see it again. Maybe once or two time fi di month. Dem haffi try sort out that.

Mean­while, an­other Macca Tree res­i­dent, who gave his name as Leighton, ar­gued that his com­mu­nity has been dis­ap­pointed for With politi­cians now hus­tling to get their votes for the lo­cal gov­ern­ment polls later this month, res­i­dents of Macca Tree in St Cather­ine are adamant that fix­ing prob­lems, like their bad roads, must be one of the im­me­di­ate ac­tions of the even­tual vic­tor.

too long, so it will not be busi­ness as usual af­ter this elec­tion.

IM­PROVED TREMEN­DOUSLY

“Through dem claim seh a

“The source is be­ing worked on. By this week­end or some­day next week, wa­ter will be back in the pipe­line. More­over, it (sys­tem) has im­proved tremen­dously it will be bet­ter than the first.”

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