Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government has mobilised resources to assist those severely impacted by the heavy rains.
Holness was seeking to assure that as soon as there is a break in the current weather conditions, his administration would deploy resources to ensure that critical infrastructure is repaired and residents receive aid.
Speaking yesterday (November 4) at a ceremony for the handing over of 43 devices under the Government’s Tablets in Schools Programme, at the Seaward Primary and Junior High School, the prime minister said the Government was carefully watching the rains to do further assessments and reallocations in the Budget.
“The Ministry of Agriculture is now in the process of doing their assessment, and we will very shortly have a programme in place as to how we will assist our farmers and fishers to recover from the damage,” said Holness.
“For persons who suffered the loss of stock, we have made some allocations through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to provide as much care and support as we can.”