The newly-elected Grand Fond Village Council has received a cheque $155,800 for projects in the communities of Grand Fond, Morne Jaune and Riviere Cyrique.
The Hon Acting Prime Minister, Reginald Austrie presented the cheque to the new Chairman last Wednesday and pledged Government’s full support to the Grand Fond village council.
Hon Austrie also called on the people of Grand Fond to unite for the development of their community and committed Government’s financial assistance to execute the plans and projects of Grand Fond.
“You will have at your disposal the entire government machinery which will support you in planning and executing your activities. We will the monies available for those activities, all you have to do is to ensure that you manage the resources responsibly in the best interest of the people of Grand Fond,” he said.
Hon Austrie pledged that by the end of the year, all pit latrines will be eliminated in that part of the country.
As the Hon Minister for Housing, he also assured the community that his ministry will work to solve the housing problem in grand fond.