Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742
The Department of Waste Management’s Cash for Work Programme ended on a high note.
The programme was funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist with clean-up efforts while injecting funds back into the local economy post disasters Irma and Maria.
Department of Waste Management’s Manager, Mr. Greg Massicote, said he was pleased with the work done by the programme’s participants whom he highlighted were mostly females. He also thanked UNDP for their role in making the programme a reality.
Mr. Massicote said, “Overall, the programme was a success. The participants were really appreciative for the opportunity and the added hands helped the department achieve certain tasks that we were unable to because of the added work load since September 6, 2017.”
Works included bush cutting, debris removal, painting and cleaning up and around communal dumpsters. Participants were both males and females ages 18 and over.
The first phase of the programme began in February on Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. The deadline was extended to allow for a second phase from June 4 to 29 on Tortola.
The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations' global development network, which advocates for change while connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates the recovery of human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.
Photo Caption: Clean-up teams as part of the Cash for Work Programme steered by the Department of Waste Management and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).