(ZIZ News)– The People’s Empowerment Programme [PEP] has donated equipment to the Traffic Department of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force as part of a Road Safety Project.
During a brief handing over ceremony on Wednesday, Director of PEP, Geoffrey Hanley presented a Laser Field Marker to the department to assist in marking out parking and restricted spaces.
Hanley said he was happy to boost the efficiency of the Road Safety Project.
“In the first instance, we’re going to have the PEP workers being trained by the Traffic Department and those who would’ve been accustomed to doing the road marking from Her Majesty’s Prison and we’re going to be brightening up the lines, the restricted parking…and we’re happy to be in a position to partner with the St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force,” he explained.
Head of the Traffic Department, Inspector Carl Caines, thanked P.E.P. for the donation and noted the timeliness as traffic normally gets busier at this time of year.
“I can promise you this morning that we will use it for our advantage in that it would be used to brighten the roads to ensure that safety and all the necessary precautions are in place to inform the public and to warn the public as the case might be,” Caines said.
P.E.P. has also expressed gratitude to the police for the ongoing partnership in other areas such as the Island Constable Training Programme, which included a dozen participants from the P.E.P.