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Jamaica: The Power Of Partnership – Clarendon The First Of Seven Municipal Corporations To Benefit From ICDP Initiative

The Clarendon Municipal Corporation on Friday received a vehicle and equipment valued at $11.7 million under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The project, under component 3 of the ICDP, is geared at commmunity development and institutional strengthening of government agencies.

JSIF’s Managing Director Omar Sweeney noted that Clarendon is the first of seven municipal corporations to benefit under the initiative. Addressing the gathering at the handover ceremony on the Clarendon Municipal Corporation’s grounds, Sweeney said, “As we seek to develop the country and communities, we also have to seek to provide strengthening to government services, by providing various services.”

Speaking with The Gleaner, Sweeney noted that four Clarendon communities, namely York Town, Bucknor, Canaan Heights and Treadlight, have also benefited in the areas of infrastructural development, utility regularisation and skills training under the ICDP.

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