Jobs promise to Gray’s Farm youth broken

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MP Londell Benjamin

The government has admitted to breaking its promise of job creation on the Knuckle Block project in Gray’s Farm for men and women of the community.

At the start of the project, officials boasted that 40 percent of youth would be guaranteed jobs at the constriction site.

However, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Transformation Londel Benjamin confirmed that only 20 percent of locals have found jobs there.

The remaining 80 percent of workers are Chinese.

Benjamin said the promised employment did not materialise “because of lack of materials at times.”

“The Chinese are not prepared to wait so they push along and so some of our folks have been left behind,” Benjamin confirmed.

“I am still thankful for what we are getting because it’s a grant project (and) what we are getting is pretty good,” he said.

The project is expected to be handed over to the government in June. It will feature an indoor basketball court, community center and other facilities.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. every party does this same shit every year the promise jobs and more jabs I have been hearing this forever and every body still not working. …bunch of

  2. Why don’t these people be more cautious in making these pronouncements? Then we will hear that 20% became 10% because of some other excuse. Same thing with roads. Weekly updates for 2 years and excuse after excuse, These people are not ready. They really take us for fools!

  3. 1976-2017 Ghetto people will continue to pay a political price. Oh my people! My heart ache. When oh when will ghetto youths be empowered? Will they continue to be the underground economic
    Entrepreneurs? 2 ghetto Prime MInisters and they continue to get the paper bag that carries the flour to dump it at Cooks.

    • Baldwin Spencer was supposed to be and was touted as the “messiah” to deliver the country and the people of Grays Farm from poverty, decay, and ruin. Can someone tell me what he has done for the people of Grays Green especially during his tenure as PM??

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