Thursday, April 25, 2024

Mia: Job creation next up

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The creation of jobs is one of the key areas Government will now be focusing on, says Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.

She made the comments yesterday as she visited Lears, St Michael, where a team from Endless Electric Limited, led by Wayne Clarke and Dan Johnson, had restored and converted an old Transport Board bus to an electric one.

After viewing the bus, Mottley was taken on a short ride. At the end, she said: “The creation of jobs now is one of the key things that this Government will be focused on, and it will happen not just in the new areas of activity, such as renewable energy and medicinal cannabis . . . but it must happen in some of the traditional areas where we can do better some of the things we want to do.”

The Prime Minister noted that Government had just settled the arrangements to buy a number of electric buses from China.

She explained, however, that Government wanted to have a continuous procurement process so there could be a rolling replacement programme.
“But at the same time, we also felt that we have too many empty shells [of buses] and when a proposal was made to purchase one shell to see what could be done, the Government was more than willing to give these young entrepreneurs . . . an opportunity,” Mottley said. “

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