The Dominica Parliament is meeting today and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will ask for permission to sanction more than $1.2-million from the Dominica Treasury.
Some of the highlights will be supplementary estimates of $93-million, which will include payment of $704,652 to H.H.V. Whitchurch to settle compensation for recovery of losses due to the change in the method of pricing of Liquid Petroleum Gas.
The Government will also be seeking parliament’s permission to provide funds for the Dominica State College and also to meet the cost of payment for former police commissioner Desmond Blanchard and his deputy Hansel Valaire. Both men were dismissed from the force after a commissioner of inquiry into the police force by the then Edison James-led United Workers Party (UWP) Administration.
Blanchard is at present a member of the police service commission.
Also down on the order paper are a number of other supplementary estimates for approval and questions from opposition members.
The government will also be presenting bills for the Procurement and Contract Administration Act and The Pensions (Amendment ) Act among others.
The Procurement Contract Act is expected to simplify, clarify and modernize public procurement making it more transparent to ensure fairness.