Kingston will not be clean if Hanover is not -- Lucea mayor talks tough


December 09, 2016

Kingston will not be clean if Hanover is not

Sherridan Samuels, the new chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation and mayor of Lucea, has served notice that he will be lobbying of state agencies such as the National Water Commission (NWC), National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), and National Works Agency (NWC) for them to provide proper service to the residents within the parish.

"Kingston will not be clean if Hanover is not, and I am serious about it," Samuels said during the swearing-in ceremony which took place at the corporation, Church Street, Lucea, yesterday.

"Montego Bay will not be nice if Hanover is not, and Ocho Rios will not be dandy if Hanover is not," Samuels said.

Samuels, who is councillor for the Cauldwell division, said that he will moving a resolution at council to "shake the foundations of the property tax distribution system that has kept Hanover in the back".

"Central Government takes it away, and doles it out in incremental portions to their favourites. By way of a resolution, we will have the Government return every dollar of the property taxes collected from the people of Hanover," Samuels said.

"We want our money back to fix our roads, provide street lights, provide playing fields for our youths, to improve our cemeteries and markets, to expand our drains and gullies, our tax is for us," Samuels said.