The St. Joseph Housing Committee has been commended for its work in reroofing and rebuilding homes in the Constituency following the passage of Hurricane Maria last September.
Over forty-five homes have been reroofed in St. Joseph and the Hillsborough Gardens area, with government funding and work done by the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency, Kelver Darroux, who is also a committee member, applauded the Housing Committee headed by Vinna Royer, for the great team work that they have displayed.
“The task of rebuilding is not an easy task and sometimes we sit at these meetings and we sometimes … we have our differences but at the end of the day we have to realize the greater picture and the greater good which is to get this community where it has never been before,” he said.
Mr. Darroux said he believes the committee has been able to achieve its objective thus far.
Members of the committee, he informed, have been aggressively moving throughout the community monitoring projects and keeping in contact with the contractors involved.
“[They have been] ensuring that the contractors do a diligent job, as well as ensuring that we get value for our money, and that is important in the rebuilding process because not only do we have to build back, but we have to build back better and stronger and more resilient,” Mr. Darroux stated.