Two homes were officially handed over to residents of St. Joseph on July 1, 2018.
The recipients; Andreth Serrant and Dolan James Ryan, benefitted from homes through Government’s Housing Project and the St. Joseph Housing Committee.
Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency and member of the housing committee, Kelver Darroux, said while 1.3 million dollars was made available for the reroofing of homes in his constituency initially, some persons needing special attention were identified by the housing committee.
Contractors Jerry Wright and Gerard Richards were engaged to build the homes for these individuals.
Darroux commended them for their “workmanship and diligence” in completing these projects.
He also commended the St. Joseph Labour Youth Organization for assisting with painting one of the houses.
“It goes to show that as a government, the Labour Party is very caring and concerned about its citizens and despite your political affiliation or your religious affiliation…if you are in need, we have to reach out and that is the mantra of the Labour Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Skerrit.”
Darroux told his constituents that some level of support, love and compassion must be shown towards the less fortunate in their midst.
“While it is true that there are many people who we still have to assist under the housing program, but let us be thankful for those who have gotten the assistance and have done well with it and we can see their standard of living has significantly been improved.”
Darroux assured his constituents that all who require housing assistance will eventually receive it.
“We will assist you but the reality is we are not able to assist everybody at the same time and that is why we have to look at the most vulnerable ones, those who are in greater need and once we have assisted them we can move on to other persons.”
One of the recipients, Andreth Serrant tearfully expressed gratitude saying, “I am thanking the government of Dominica, especially my Prime Minister and Kelver who helped me very, very much. Thank you very, very much deep down in my heart.”