Sixty-two tertiary-level students from Central Clarendon have benefited from tuition support totalling approximately $2.7 million from Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for the area, Mike Henry.
The presentation was made at a reception held on Sunday, November 10, at the West Park Community Centre in Clarendon.
The occasion was also used to celebrate the recent conferment of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) on Minister Henry.
In his address at the function, Henry commended the students on their educational achievements and encouraged them to continue to do well.
He pledged his commitment to the development of the constituency and wider parish, citing a number of projects being undertaken in this regard.
“I am going to make sure that we get work done from Sousop Turn to Guinep Tree and in Canaan Heights,” he said, citing the building of a new infant school at a cost of $160 million; expansion of Hazard and Treadlight Primary schools; and construction of a new water supply scheme in Bucknor, on which work has already started.
Henry said that he is targeting distribution of some 300 land titles in the constituency by yearend, and he is looking to restart the pushcart derby.