Local Government Ministry to Fund dengue outbreak Emergency Response


The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development says it will be providing funds for the emergency response to contain the dengue outbreak.

Speaking with journalists at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 27, Portfolio Minister Desmond McKenzie noted that the resources will be channelled through the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

He said discussions have commenced with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to have the “agency roll out some programmes” to ensure communities are cleaned.

The Minister said that within a few days the clean-up programmes will start in the areas identified by the Health Ministry and then extended to other communities, while urging community members to ensure that “proper garbage disposal” is carried out.