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Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC

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Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC
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    Opening Hours
  • Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Contact Details
Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC
25 Dominica Drive Kingston 5 St. Andrew
876-926-1590

megjc.gov.jm
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General Information

The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) was created in March 2016, with the change of the political administration. The Ministry is charged with drafting the blueprint to drive economic growth and sustainable development in Jamaica. The Ministry has responsibility for seven (7) critical portfolio areas. They are: Land, Environment, Climate Change, Investment, Water and Wastewater, Housing and Works. Under its portfolio areas, the ministry has oversight for some 48 agencies, departments and divisions, which are responsible for approximately 68 subject areas. Included in the ministry's functions are the formulation and implementation of policy relating to these subject areas. It plays a role in monitoring adherence to the policies and ensuring that the operations of these entities are in accordance with the government of Jamaica s guidelines and regulations.

The Political Directorate of the ministry is headed by the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, O.N., M.P. He is supported by two ministers without portfolio: Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr - Water, Housing and Infrastructure, and Hon. Daryl Vaz M.P.- Land, The Environment, Climate Change and Investment. Hon. C. Everald Warmington has been appointed Minister of State in the Works portfolio. The Executive Management team at the ministry is headed by Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Audrey Sewell J.P.

The team also comprises the Director-General, Dr Sharon Crooks who is assigned to the Land, Environment, Climate Change and Investment portfolios. Support in the Investment portfolio is provided to the Director General by Mr Omar Chedda, who is the Director of Investment. The Ministry operates from two primary locations:- The Towers, 25 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5, and 16a Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5. However, it has divisional branches and agencies throughout the corporate area, and island wide.

Services
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Conservation
  • Environment
  • Environment & Risk Management (Environmental Management)
  • Forestry
  • GIS
  • Land Administrative & Management Project (LAMP)
  • Land Meteorology
  • Land Policy & Administration
  • Meteorological Service
  • National Spatial Data Management
  • Physical Planning
  • Standards & Development (Planning, Policy Standards)
  • Water
  • Water Monitoring & Policy Development
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