Bog Walk Police Station and Health Centre to be upgraded

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Warren Clarke (2nd right), and Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, Omar Sweeney (right), display contract signed August 15, 2019 at the Knollis Community Centre in St Catherine for the $88 million upgrading of the Bog Walk Police Station and Bog Walk Health Centre, and rehabilitation of the Pineapple Lane road. Sharing in the moment (from left) are Corporal Andrew Alves, and Member of Parliament for North Central St Catherine, Natalie Neita
Friday | August 16, 2019 | 4:47 PM
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Residents of surrounding communities in Bog Walk, St Catherine, are to benefit from the upgrading of their health and security facilities.Over the next six months, the Bog Walk Health Centre will be expanded, and a dental unit constructed at a cost of $31.7 million.Further, the Bog Walk Police Station will be rehabilitated, equipped and expanded at a cost of $33.6 million.Additionally, the Pineapple Lane road will be rehabilitated at a cost of $22.5 million.The projects, funded by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), will commence immediately, following a public signing ceremony on Thursday at the Knollis Community Centre in the area.Speaking at the ceremony, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Warren Clarke, said residents must see the investment as their own, as the upgraded station will enhance security.He added that the partnership between JSIF and the JCF has remained harmonious due to the “shared values” that the two entities possess.The three projects are benefitting from grant funding provided by the JSIF’s Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), which is funded by the European Union.