The CEO of the Kingston & St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) Robert Hill is asking resident of the city to cooperate with the Youth Summer Employment Programme youth workers in the execution of their duties during the summer period.
Hill explained that several residents have refused to provide the students with information out of fear that they are working with either utility companies of some sort.
Following a meeting with team leaders from the programme at the KSAMC Council Chambers last week Hill encouraged the summer workers to be as transparent as possible and to properly identify themselves and seek the help of their councillors if possible.
The data being collected by the summer workers include the names of streets with missing signs, contact and addresses for persons in need of social and emergency assistance as well as the state of street lights within their communities.
The programme employs 400 youth from within the 40 divisions of the KSAMC and at the end of the programme with furnish the local authority with valuable information on the state of affairs of several communities to better plan and execute corrections and repairs.