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NWA plans to reconstruct New Market main road
2013-02-08 10:23:04 | (0 Comments)
Plans by the National Works Agency (NWA) to rehabilitate the badly damaged New Market main road in St.Elizabeth are reportedly being hampered by a lack of funds.
NWA’s manager of Communication and customer services, Stephen Shaw - file photo.
The disclosure was made by Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw.
He was responding to queries by disgruntled motorists and business persons who have been complaining that the bad road was affecting their livelihood.
However, Shaw says there are plans in place by the NWA to have the badly damaged sections of the main road repaired over the medium to long term.
He says the process of identifying the necessary funds is ongoing.
Frustrated by the lack of action, the New Market residents are also blaming their member of parliament, J.C Hutchinson who they have accused of not helping their cause.
However, when contacted, Hutchinson said, he has been lobbying for funds to be allocated to the NWA for the rehabilitation of the road.
However, he says despite written and verbal pleas over the past three months, nothing has yet been done.
The plight of the New Market community gained national attention, when residents planted banana trees in a number of potholes on the main road in protest of the deplorable road conditions.
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