Catherine Daniel. File photo

Minister for Social Services Catherine Daniel has revealed that government has spent in excess of $6 million across the island in the form of displacement allowance and rental assistance.

She made that announcement during a conference of Seventh Day Adventists and the government which was held recently.

During that ceremony government handed over keys for 6 housing units in Plat Ma Pierre, Colihaut.

“We at Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs, our role in the entire situation was to ensure that our displaced households were taken care of and we came in support of all families across Dominica in the form of a displacement allowance and rental assistance, which we still continue to do,” she said.“We have spent last year in excess of $6 million for that purpose and that is why when you take care of your own when you take care of people when you shelter the homeless, you take care of the needy God will always bless you.”

She said the government will carry on that mandate to the best of their human capacity.