Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba welcomes state help

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-08-30 18:53:21

Jackson officials said Tuesday they enthusiastically welcome Monday’s emergency declaration by Gov. Tate Reeves providing resources to address the city’s water crisis.

“I want to state emphatically we are grateful for the assistance,” Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said during Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Lumumba described his meeting Monday with officials from the and the state Department of Health as “very productive” and said, “I firmly believe the residents of Jackson are worthy of this support.”

Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba addresses the city's partnership with the state to help address the water crisis in the Capital city during a news conference in Jackson Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced state assistance to help with Jackson's water issues.

Reeves on Monday said the state…

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