Westmoreland Municipal Corporation receives technical equipment valued at $7.8 million from JSIF

Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, addresses a ceremony for the handing over of technical equipment valued at $7.8 million to the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation on Friday, at the Corporation's building in Savanna-La-Mar.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
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ST JAMES, Jamaica— The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation has received equipment valued at $7.8 million from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), to assist the technical work carried out by various departments for the development of the parish.The items include geo-information systems (GIS) tools including four handheld tablets, eight desktop computers, a laptop, a 42-inch plotter for printing plans and blueprints, a heavy duty printer, and a drone. Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, in his address at the handing over ceremony held at the municipal corporation building in Savanna-La-Mar on Friday, said that the devices will enhance the work of the local authority in sustaining community development. He noted that the employees will receive the requisite training to effectively utilise the tools. Sweeny said that the pieces of equipment are being provided under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), which is being implemented by JSIF through a US$42 million loan from the World Bank.   “We will be supporting six parish councils with the necessary tools, which we believe are essential for you to sustain and carry out the necessary work to support the development of communities in the parish,” he said. Mayor of Savanna-La-Mar, Bertel Moore, in expressing gratitude to JSIF, said the equipment will improve service delivery at the municipal corporation.