Banks in Clarendon slated for major drainage upgrade

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The Community of Banks in Clarendon is slated to benefit from major drainage upgrading and an electrification exercise for households, among other engagements, under the Government’s $650 million Rural Development Programme.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Homer Davis, says Banks is one of four communities islandwide where the programmed activities, designed to enhance the lives of residents and the overall economic wellbeing of the areas, will be undertaken.

Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Winston Maragh, in welcoming the development, said he was pleased with the extensive support it has received, and encouraged the residents to play their part in ensuring its success.

Councillor for the Race Course Division, Pauline Reynolds, said the area has great potential, adding that the project will be “bringing back life to the community”.