Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Friday, 15 November 2019

 

Government’s efforts to house families in climate resilient homes across the island continues as housing complexes are being completed and handed over in various communities.

Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit who is also the Minister responsible for Housing stated that his satisfaction surrounding these housing projects comes from the impact on the lives of the recipients.

“It is easy and simple to count how much money we spend on this project, or to recite the number of units that we are handing over, and that’s all well and good. But with every one of these developments, I want us to all stop and count the people who are benefiting from these investments. The value of what these investments mean for the transformation of the lives of these families can never be fully counted in dollars terms. The lives of real people are being changed. These lives were changed for the better and were changed forever,” the Prime Minister stated.

 “Today, persons all over Dominica are waking up with a sense of pride and achievement, an even greater determination to face the future understanding and appreciating that their country has rightfully invested in their wellbeing and welfare” he further noted.

Prime Minister Skerrit says the housing programme, funded by the Citizenship by Investment Programme, continues to change the lives of nationals as the island’s recovers post Hurricane Maria, a recovery which has impressed leaders of countries in the region and the world.

“To understand the magnitude of what has taken place in Dominica is also to understand the challenges of other territories and countries in this region which were knocked out  like we were two  years ago. We have seen the comments and feedback from many of these territories on social media and on traditional media and they have all been amazed bat the Dominican success story,” PM Skerrit added.

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