St James mayor gets tough on cement trucks

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, has summoned construction firms operating in St James to discuss the means by which they transport mixing material for their operations.

Addressing the regular monthly meeting of the St James Municipal Corporation last Thursday, Davis said the practice of trucks spilling concrete on roadways must be cauterised.

The mayor says he will convene a meeting with all the relevant parties including representatives of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the National Solid Waste Management Authority, with a view of addressing the problem.

“This practice of concrete mix being spilt along the parish’s roadways has gone on for too long and the time has come for action,” the mayor said. “I want to have the representatives of these companies in a meeting by next Wednesday (May 16) along with the police and NSWMA to read the riot act to these operators, and for them to understand that this practice of spilling concrete along our streets, with no regard for the public, must stop”.

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