Social Programmes introduced by the current administration will continue in the next financial year.
This was confirmed last week by Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit.
The Dominica Leader believes Government has a moral obligation to care for the less fortunate of society.
“These programmes shall be maintained because we believe that the Government and the country have a moral and ethical responsibility to look after the less fortunate of this country. We will not only maintain them but we will even be providing greater support to the agencies which provide care to our children and to our senior citizens. So for example where we spend about $70,000 every month that will be maintained and they will even get more critical support, the Infirmary where we provide about $85,000 a month for the care of the elderly, I visited there on Wednesday and there are a number of things additional to that that we have to do.”
The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment saying, “I am dedicated to doing what I can and I shall find the resources to do it because these people at the Infirmary are doing a fantastic job in caring for the elderly and at Chances they doing an extraordinary job in caring for our citizens.”
He made further commendations to the management and staff of the Grotto Home for the Homeless.
“I visited the Grotto home during the storm to ensure that they were doing ok and I must commend the management and the board of the Grotto home for what they are doing for the most vulnerable group in our society. As a Government, we provide support to them but that will certainly increase. We shall also provide additional financial help so they can complete certain sections of the building so they can relocate the residents of the grotto home to the new location in Bellevue Rawle.”