On Sunday, January 12th, ten new houses were gifted to residents of Lagley, Concord part -of the Salybia Constituency.
The houses cost in excess of $230,000 and government says this is one more move toward sustainable and climate-safe houses.
The four 2-bedroom and six 3-bedroom houses should be connected for utilities before the end of the month.
The project was executed by Sustainable Housing Solutions Limited.
The Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit says these events represent the calling of his party and government.
“It’s not building 5,000 homes at a time; it is about housing one family at a time which means one less vulnerable family in society. That is progress. We must appreciate that as a people. We don’t do these things to boast; as a Government, we do this because it is the founding principles of the Dominica Labour Party- to look after the less fortunate.”
Cozier Frederick, Constituency Representative for the Salybia constituency, spoke at the event, “Today I’m happy and excited because being a part of a community that continues to grow is very important to me. What we see today in the Kalinago Territory and Atkinson is far different from what is recorded in the 1800s about the few scattered homes. Now we do not have a few scattered homes; we have wonderful developments that are the envy of other countries, the continent and people in this region. I’m happy to tell you that I am very satisfied with the work done by our Government and I stand here today to say thank you.”
Jennie Williams is one of the recipients who said she exercised patience and her blessing finally reached.
“Life has thrown obstacles in my way from an early age but as a determined person with a positive attitude, I have sought to reverse this hand that life has dealt me. The goal of owning a home is the vision of every individual. Today, this dream has become a reality for me.
“As single mother of six, I go through daily struggles to provide adequate space and accommodation for my children. This is top priority.
“When one develops an attitude of gratitude, giving thanks for everything and knowing that every step forward is a step towards achieving something bigger and better than the current situation, one’s goal will be met,” Williams shared.
The event also saw performances from the Karina Cultural Group.