Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon, Mr. Pearnel Charles, is raising grave concerns about the critical water shortage throughout large sections of the constituency, exposing residents to panic, fear and ill health.
West Kingston MP, Mr Desmond Mckenzie, has issued a public appeal to Minister Robert Pickersgill, Minister with responsibility for the water sector, seeking his intervention to address an on-going sewage problem affecting several West Kingston communities over the last two and a half weeks.
Councillor for the Flankers Division and former Mayor of Montego Bay, Mr. Charles Sinclair is demanding that the National Water Commission move quickly to ensure that Coral Gardens and Iron Shore communities are supplied with water immediately.
Opposition Spokesman on Water, Housing & Infrastructure Development, Dr. Horace Chang, is charging that the severity of the drought conditions being experienced by Jamaicans this year, is a direct result of the Government's failure to prioritize investments in the right water production systems.
Opposition Spokesman and Member of Parliament for North Central St. Andrew, Mr. Karl Samuda, is today demanding answers from the National Water Commission (NWC) which he says is far advanced in its plans to remove some 7000 cubic metres or an estimated 400 truck loads of sand in the first phase, from the Hermitage Dam.