Senator Morris said persons with disabilities and senior citizens have been experiencing serious difficulties along these corridors and measures must be put in place to protect these individuals.
He explained that “A number of these individuals have been complaining about the problems they have been experiencing in getting around and this is very problematic for these vulnerable individuals.”
Dr. Morris further observed that “You can determine the level of civility of a society by the care and support they offer to senior citizens and persons with disabilities and what is being experienced by them cannot be seen as civil by any stretch of imagination.”
Senator Morris wants the Government to ensure that special workers are assigned to these areas where construction is taking place to look out for and give support to these senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
He is also urging the Government to ensure that during this period of road construction, side-walks are constructed to ensure that these vulnerable groups can move about their lawful business without any obstacle in their way.
Senator Morris is calling on the Government to ensure that all the Jamaica Public Service Company light-poles are removed from the middle of the walkways and placed further away from the commuting public so that persons with disabilities, especially blind persons and wheel-chair users can move about their business freely.
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