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Impressive road network; Jamaicans overseas ready to help in other areas, says Dr. Karren Dunkley
Diaspora representative and local entrepreneur Dr. Karren Dunkley applauds successive administrations for the “tremendous accomplishment” in infrastructural development, as evidenced by the road network, since the island nation gained Independence in 1962.
Pointing to the building of the interstate highway system in the United States, Dr. Dunkley says this accomplishment will facilitate economic growth across Jamaica. She is in favour of the establishment of a ministry that coordinates infrastructural needs in the health, education and water sectors.
Dr. Dunkley, who represents the Jamaican Diaspora in northeast United States, says the wider community is interested in pooling its financial, and knowledge assets to accelerate development on the island.
At the same time, she shares with Impacting Jamaica host Byron Buckley her disappointment with the weak governance structure in the Jamaican society as evidenced by, the high levels of corruption, garrison politics and cronyism. She is calling on civil society to demand a strong governance structure.