Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a call for Jamaicans to extend the focus on child safety beyond Labour Day.
Mr. Holness made the call today when he participated in the National Labour Day project at the Papine High School in St. Andrew.
Labour Day activities were geared towards creating a safer environment for road users, especially children.
But the Prime Minister said efforts should continue as there are other activities that can be undertaken to improve the safety of children, such as ensuring pedestrian crossings are properly painted and well highlighted with reflectors or by going into communities and rehabilitating abandoned or run-down playgrounds.
Labour Day values
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips urged Jamaicans to continue to recognise the purpose of Labour Day, arguing that it "contains some very important values that the country would do well to always observe."
"It embodies the value of self reliance on the part of communities that people can do and should do to help themselves and build up their communities... We need to recognise that we as citizens hold the future in our hands," he declared.
Dr. Phillips also participated in the National Labour Day Project at Papine High.