Road at last ... Epworth to get good infrastructure

May 06, 2017

For decades, the residents of Epworth district in South East St Ann have been pleading to have the deplorable condition of the road leading to their community addressed.

In April 2016, the St Ann Municipal Council disclosed that it could not afford the $39 million estimate attached to fixing the road.

But after an impassioned plea by an elderly female resident of the community, who, like scores of others braved wet conditions to attend the government's town hall meeting at the Ocho Rios High School on Thursday night, something will be done.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, while acknowledging it was not a National Works Agency (NWA) road, directed that the NWA, the St Ann Parish Council and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) collaborate in an effort to remedy the situation.