As the Minister without Portfolio in Member of Parliament for South West St. Catherine, I acknowledge the public’s concerns regarding my recent comments about resource allocation.

I realize that my statements on funding for Members of Parliament and Councillors have been misunderstood in public discourse. It was never my intention to imply that a duly elected Councillor should be denied rightful funding for their municipal division. I want to clarify: my remarks were focused on the established practice that MPs direct funds for Constituencies, while Councillors direct funds from the Municipal Council. These are distinct and separate channels.