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Jamaica: PNP Outlines ‘Wealth’ Plan For Jamaicans

A pledge to build 1,300 houses, improve access to water, and provide a tax credit to single mothers are among several proposals the People’s National Party (PNP) has outlined to create wealth for Jamaicans if elected to form the next government.

The polls are to be held on September 3. 

The party unveiled aspects of its water, employment, access, land, technology, and housing (W.E.A.L.T.H.) plan during a virtual media briefing this morning.

It is a plan that it hopes will help Jamaicans to navigate the difficult road ahead as the country tries to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

PNP vice-president and the main contributor to the document, Damion Crawford, said that individuals from several sectors are set to benefit from the plan, which has been dubbed “The People’s Pledge”. They include nurses, teachers, police, hospitality workers, and household helpers.

Crawford said that a great deal of focus would be placed on income-generating activities such as the construction of houses and the agricultural sector.

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