PM Skerrit meets with parliamentarians

PM Skerrit meets with parliamentarians

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that each elected Parliamentarian, including the Opposition, has specific responsibilities in the effort to restore the island after Tropical Storm Erika.

“As the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, I gave them a go ahead to engage whatever resources they have available to them to assist and facilitate the clearing of roads and drains,” he said.

PM Skerrit added, “They have been doing that and in all fairness I believe everybody has been on the field.”

Skerrit said he has been in communication with some of the Parliamentarians for updates and to find out what additional support is required.

The Prime Minister revealed that he has been in touch with the MP for Roseau South, Attorney-at-Law Joshua Francis who is out of state. Skerrit who has assumed responsibility for Francis’ Constituency in his absence said he has updated the MP on the visits made to the Constituency and the actions taken.

Meanwhile, he said a decision was also taken for the Leader of the Opposition Lennox Linton to be part of the membership of National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO). As such, Linton will attend NEPO meetings and make suggestions on how the operations of the NEPO can be enhanced.