An Open Letter to MP Keith Walford - Crisis of Water supply in districts of the Dry Harbour Mountain
Mr. Keith Walford
Member of Parliament
South West St.Ann
Dear Mr. Walford
For forty years the folks of your constituency have suffered immensely from lack of potable water. There is hardly a constituency in Jamaica without the decent amenities of daily life such as water, yet the constituency producing the most bauxite in Jamaica has been treated with disregard for so many years. While we recognized that you are new at representational politics , we are pleading to you to deal with the matter expeditiously on behalf of the people you represent. The people of the districts of the Dry Harbour Mountain have been suffering for too long for water. Without water there can be no activity, no hygiene and no ability to produce.
The Dry Harbour Mountain is no doubt the region of Jamaica contributing the largest percentage to Jamaica’s GDP. It is sad that the previous members of parliaments, in particular , the JLP Neville Galimore has demonstrated poor representation in the provision of water to the districts of the Dry Harbour Mountains such as Clarksonville, Aboukir, McKenzie, Cave Valley, Campbell’s Land, Fullerton Park, Cedar Valley.
With the dry season typical of January to April , we asked that every effort be made now after half century of independence to get our people reliable water supply. We are cognizant that if it was not for the large diasphoric presence remitting funds to the parish , the plight of the citizens would be worst.
We asked that you take the matter to the Ministry in charge of water , to the National Water Commission and relevant authorities to address the lingering problem. As representative of the people we will hold you politically responsible because 50 years of poor water service is not one our parents, grandparents and relatives should continue to experience.
We look forward to your usual prompt response.
Yours respectfully ,
Representative – Clarksonville All Age Alumni