Donald Buchanan has invested heavily in South West St. Elizabeth and sees that section of Jamaica as among the many that can be further developed.
Having just reached his half century of life on earth, Comrade Buchanan sees much more to be done in South West St. Elizabeth and maintains that he is fit and ready to continue his work, for even another 50 years if required.
Born on September 28, 1942 in Little Park, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, he attended Pedro Plains, Big Woods, and Moreland Hill primary schools, followed by secondary school stints at Excelsior High and Waulgrove College.
The University of the West Indies and Front Royal Trade Union Institute were the next stops on the education route for this married man and father of six.
An avid sports fan, Comrade Buchanan has left his mark on the fields of government, politics, community, and civic service.
He was Deputy Mayor of Black River, Deputy General Secretary of the People’s National Party, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Sport, Minister of State in the ministry of the Environment and Public Service, Minister of State for Information and Public Service, Minister of Labour and Social Security, member of the National Campaign Committee of the PNP, Chairman of the St. Elizabeth PNPYO, Chairman of the SW St. Elizabeth Executive, Chairman of Region Five, member of the Electoral Advisory Committee, member of the Constitutional Commission, member of the Social Development Commission, and leader of Jamaica’s delegation to the International Labour Organisation.
Among the areas of development in South West St. Elizabeth that involve Comrade Buchanan are the repairing and rebuilding of the Gillard/ Round Hill, Peacock Heights and Retrieve roads; the refurbishing and building of schools including Newell High, and Fyffes Pen Basic; the extension of telephone and electricity services to Beacon, Cottage Road, and Parottee.
He has also assisted several farmers, fishermen, students, needy persons, and community groups.
Contact Minister Buchannan or view his website: pnpjamaica.com/swse