Most of the 120 Councilors elected to serve in 12 constituencies, took the oath of office yesterday and received their instruments of appointment from Minister of Constituency Empowerment, Steve Blackett.
The Minister said the Constituency Council programme, “is getting stronger with every new Council that comes forward to be sworn in, committed to serving the country and to building on the good work of their predecessors”.
He told the councilors, gathered in the board room of the Warrens Office Complex, St Michael, that owing to a number of amendments to the law governing their work, “The Constituency Councils programme going forward is therefore more energised and more vigorous than before”.
Stating that the challenges faced by these community officers are, ‘stubborn but not insurmountable’, he added, “I continue to be optimistic regarding your influence as Council members on the lives of individuals and groups making up our communities”.
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