Jamaica: Prime Minister Andrew Holness outlined the struggle story of the 11-year-old Clayssa Walker through his Facebook post on Friday, April 8, 2022. He also extended his hands to assist the girl in her coming life.
While sharing the life story of Walker, Prime Minister Holness said that 11-year-old Calyssa Walker was a passenger in a taxi last year when she was shot by a stray bullet.
The bullet penetrated the back of her head and exited through her jaw. She spent one month in the hospital and is now left with sensorineural hearing loss and related challenges.
Further, Walker is scheduled to undergo surgery overseas at the cost of USD 60,000 to get healed from the disease.
Prime Minister Holness extended aid to the recipient and promised to remain committed to raising funds.
(3/3)… & have asked Agencies within the Government as well as members of the Private Sector, to help raise the funds necessary for her treatment. Calyssa must not be deprived her pre-injury quality of life.
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) April 8, 2022
“Through my positive Jamaica Foundation Jam, I have committed a portion of this amount to Calyssa and have asked Agencies within the Government as well as members of the Private Sector to help raise funds necessary for her treatment. Calyssa must not be deprived of her pre-injury quality of life,” underscored prime minister Holness.
Earlier, on Thursday, April 7, 2022, Prime Minister Holness also handed over keys to the new homes to Michelle Campbell, a resident of Jamaica.
PM Holness stated she went out in tears while entering her new home.
On Thursday morning, there was an official break ground for the new and improved Little London Police Station in Westmoreland.
While informing about the step, PM Holness noted, “During my presentation, I highlighted that my Government continues to make significant investments in our Nation’s security. These investments have been made across all areas including in technology, mobility, intelligence, training, equipment, infrastructure, and facilities such as this for our police force.”
He further said that the Government will continue to improve and expand the capacity of our security forces to effectively maintain law, order, and cohesiveness within the society.