The Dominica government has already spent more than EC$53-million on a key housing programme known as the Housing Revolution.
That’s what Housing Minister Reginald Austrie told parliament on Friday.
The minister also indicated that the government was trying to spend another $10 million through the AID Bank, “to give public officers a further opportunity, because we had already given some $12 million to the Government Housing Loans Board for on-lending to its members, public officers”.
He said public officers have been taking advantage of that opportunity that allows them to get loans at five per cent.
According to the minister, this reflects the government’s wish “to take care of its public officers”.
On the question of housing in the country in general, Austrie told parliament that the Labour Party government found that there were five thousand houses that were in need of repair when it came into office.