PNP calls on gov’t to solve water crisis in several communities

People’s National Party (PNP) Members of Parliament of the four constituencies covering the western belt of lower St Andrew are calling on the government and its agencies to solve the water crisis affecting their constituencies for almost a year now.

The MPs include for St Andrew  East Central, Dr Peter Phillips; St Andrew Western, Anthony Hylton; St Andrew South Western, Dr Angela Brown Burke and St Andrew Southern, Mark Golding.

In a joint statement this afternoon, the MPs said that the water crisis is crippling domestic households, businesses, schools and other important institutions in the communities in the constituencies.

According to the MPs, the National Water Commission (NWC) has been unable to bring appropriate relief through trucking as the government has removed the Rapid Response Unit, which was set up by a previous PNP administration to assist in water crisis such as the one presently being experienced by thousands of residents.

In addition, they said, several restoration dates given by the portfolio minister have passed without fulfillment of the commitments and no further explanation given.

The MPs said their constituents are fed up with the problem and it only seems to be getting worse as the water infrastructure is again damaged by the poor implementation of the road improvement projects on Constant Spring Road, Hagley Park Road and the Mandela Highway.