Jamaica’s Opposition said it is deeply concerned by the recent announcement by the National Water Commission (NWC) that water restrictions have been imposed in sections of Kingston and St Andrew.

Jamaican opposition Spokesperson on Agriculture and Water Lothan Cousins said access to water is a fundamental human right recognised by the United Nations.

He expressed that lack of access to water is a major concern in almost every constituency in Jamaica, especially those in rural and mountainous regions and more recently, the corporate area.

Noting that the restrictions are expected to continue into May of this year, the Opposition Spokesperson said: “It is quite unfortunate that an island so blessed with water resources has to resort to a ‘regulation schedule’ in order to supply water to its citizens.”

He added that the rapid growth of the population and increasing urbanization of Kingston and St Andrew without proper environmental planning would further exacerbate the issue.

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