Jamaica: Gov’t gets donation of handwashing stations to assist homeless, indigent

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has received 100 handwashing stations valued at $3.5 million from Digicel Jamaica to be installed at infirmaries, municipal buildings, and town centres across Jamaica.

The items, in support of the Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response, were officially handed over to Portfolio Minister, Desmond McKenzie, at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, St Andrew on Thursday.

McKenzie thanked the telecommunications company for the donation, which, he said, will assist in safeguarding the health of the homeless and indigent populations.

“It has been a collective response as we, as a country, unite to preserve and maintain those in our country in need of State support,” he said.

For his part, Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams, also expressed thanks for the donation.


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