Government says it has sold ten out of 41 houses built under the Housing Revolution Program for the Carib Territory and will put the profits into a special fund for the Kalinago people.
31 of the 41 houses have been meted out free of cost to families in the Carib Territory and the others have been sold to others in the area who can afford to buy, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced at a meeting of cabinet in Sinekou recently.
“We’ve agreed to sell 10 to people who have salaries and we sold it at $30,000 each and the balance of them we have given them to the beneficiaries: single mothers and the elderly at no cost,” he stated.
He said the $300,000 expected from the sale will be put into a special fund to be jointly managed by the Carib Council and Government to assist others in the Carib Territory to improve their homes.
Prime Minister Skerrit said the gesture will change the lives of many of Dominica’s indigenous people.
“The homes that we are putting them in here is a remarkable difference which will lift up the spirit of their children, lift up the spirit of the older people who will be benefiting from these houses,” he said.