Paul: Govt jobs not only option
JOBS, housing and drainage are among the pressing needs of St Michael West Central constituents.
Member of Parliament for the area, James Paul, made this disclosure during a morning tour yesterday.
He told reporters there was “a preference” for Government jobs “but we know that it is not within the resources of the government of this country to employ every single person”.
He said that in collaboration with a number of Government agencies he had been channelling constituents in need of work towards self-employment and training to exploit various job opportunities.
“We are giving the impression to young people in this country that the only way you can make a living is by getting a government job,” he complained.
“But I am trying to show, as a representative of the people, that there are other ways in which we can do it.”
Paul also told reporters that his touring party, which included Minister of Health Donville Inniss and Minister of Social Care Christopher Sinckler, heard of constituents’ concerns about the state of housing, roads and drainage.
Paul’s team toured areas including Belfield Land, Long Gap, Fairfield and St Stephen’s.
The main aim was to invite constituents to today’s constituency conference at Ellerslie Secondary School, St Michael, where Paul will deliver his report.
The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. (TY)