Chairman of the Police Welfare Association (PWA) Jefferson Drigo says the police are concerned about insurance for police officers on the island.
Mr. Drigo made these remarks at a press conference held yesterday at the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU).
“The Police Welfare Association and its members are deeply concern as it relates to police officers medical insurance, we have written and have had meetings with the Minister of National Security, with a view of changing our medical insurance.” “To date we have done all that is expected of us, and even identified the best medical insurance and no steps have been taken to address our problems, Mr. Drigo stated.
He said the police officers are calling on the necessary authorities to amend the act to facilitate the change of insurance company. He also said that by an act of parliament, CLICO is the medical insurance for the police and it takes months for a claim to be refunded.
Meantime Mr. Drigo said there are also concerns of accommodation for police officers.
“We the police officers also view our concern on accommodation, for officers, the accommodation in most areas are not the best. We know that the government have taken the decision to increase and improve accommodation in Roseau area and have done some work on some police stations, Mr. Drigo noted.
Mr. Drigo said the association is calling on the government to look urgently in the commencement of accommodation promised for the Roseau area.