Prime Minister Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit has revealed Government’s plans to deliver 5,000 climate-resilient homes as part of its work to build the first climate resilient country in the world.
Honorable Skerrit insists that while in other countries, citizens are left to fend for themselves following natural disasters, the same does not apply for Dominicans.
“All over the world, it is a norm, after natural disasters for people to live as refugees or in tent cities and temporary, makeshift accomodations for years. Not so here in the Commonwealth of Dominica,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.
At the recent thanksgiving concert to mark two years since Hurricane Maria, the Dominica leader listed ongoing housing projects undertaken by the current Government.
He named Castle Bruce, Cotton Hill, Hillsborough Gardens, San Sauveur, LaPlaine, Georgetown, Portsmouth, Grand Fond, Bellevue Chopin, Pointe Michell, Dubique and Concord “and many more communities across Dominica.”
He adds, “We provided hundreds of millions of dollars to start new housing construction programmes to repairs homes, re-roof and pay contractors so that people could help themselves to rebuild and upgrade housing structures.”