Drigo says over $4-million spent for housing in Castle Bruce Constituency

Drigo thanked the Prime Minister for the funds. File photo

Member of Parliament for the Castle Bruce Constituency Johnson Drigo has disclosed that over $4-million has already been spent to address housing needs in that Constituency.

He was addressing a town hall meeting in the Community of Petite Soufriere on Wednesday evening.

“And we’ve done tremendous work where housing is concerned in this Constituency…the two housing establishments we’ve had in Castle Bruce and San Sauveur, the twenty houses that we built cost over $4-million for twenty families and then we had a few families from Petite Soufriere benefitting from the project in San Sauveur,” he said.

Drigo expressed his thanks to the Prime Minister for allocating the funds.

“And we are happy that the Prime Minister was able to get the funds for us and now at least 20 families in the Constituency are not as endangered as they used to be,” he stated.

Drigo also made this pledge to the people of his Constituency: “And we will help more people as long as Roosevelt Skerrit continues to be the Prime Minister of Dominica and Johnson Drigo continues to be your Parl Rep we will help more people.”

He also announced that an additional $350,000 has been committed for housing renovation in Petite Soufriere.

“The Prime Minister has given a commitment for Petite Soufriere of some $325,000 for housing renovation my dear people of Petite Soufriere…So all those of you who have given me your invoices rest assured that the repairs that we have to do on your houses will be done…We will assist you, we will change your roof, we will fix the house for you, we will change the partition and the sidings, whatever we’ve committed to assisting you with we are going to do that,” Drigo said.

He explained that the project will be done in phases and as such 36 families of Petite Soufriere will benefit under the phase of the housing renovation.

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11 Comments

  1. Disgusted What a Shame
    May 2, 2017

    Dono. After spending four million dollars,11 basic homes are still incomplete? Handing over keys with no ceremony held as in other communities with housing projects. What a mess/shame.

  2. rastalover
    May 1, 2017

    Mr Drigo , what the link road please .that road would bring far more benefits to the community rather than just fixings people homes.we need more traffic into the villages ,FETE Isidore is once again here ,what are the road like MR drigo.

  3. HOODY
    April 30, 2017

    What of the Petit Soufriere/Rosalie link road?

  4. only time will tell
    April 28, 2017

    ok cool tell me now about the jobs that came out from all that moneys? my boy is not all of us that’s DOM-IN-CANS

  5. %
    April 28, 2017

    So as Minister of Agriculture John Don’t Know did not mention agriculture at all?
    Boy Dominica is one big joke. I wonder in which other Caribbean island any one of these DLP comics and clowns would be leaders…No wonder the captain of the clowns, Skerrit himself,,,said that Dominica is not a real country.
    SKERRIT MUST GO!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!

  6. Shameless
    April 28, 2017

    Garson a-force- John-dont-know does kontwahyea me eh!

    Boy STOP giving handouts to people and create and environment where they can work for their money and fix their own roof and partician while feeding their family and saving a little karkarpool for wet days. You and that misguided DLP seems intent on keeping this country in its comatose mendicant state while you quiyonnay the uneducated and fulling your pockets.

    Garson STOP taking advantage of the less fortunate because you know darn well this is not right in jah’s eyes. The evil that men do surely live with them.

    Assertive like the rod of Moses! :twisted:

  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 28, 2017

    I wonder if these funds were as a result of our bumper crop of fish sales last year. So far there’s been no reports on this year’s fish exports thus far. I guess we will all have to wait for December, when the final tally is presented to the public. Go Johnson Go. Agriculture is back, fish exports are back and the core Reds are receiving free homes, free toilets, monies from the Red Clinic, duty free concessions and of course, free first class trips overseas. Labor is really working hard. :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  8. April 28, 2017

    May the government always keep the people first!

  9. follow the crumbs
    April 28, 2017

    Utter complete nonsense. Soon you will want to work for me and pay my bills too? sleep with my wife for me and hug my children for me? This government is a farce and the people of this country are condoning and contributing to their nonsense. As a man i want to be able to work for myself to support myself and family and take care of my own needs. not to come with an assessment and a list of work needed to be done around my house to give to Drigo so he can fix my own house for me free of cost. Nothing comes free and cheapness is tie up. you better off paying your own way. Those of you who are taking advantage of this are spineless and cowards. Cowards because you know better, or maybe you dont, because i know the people of Castle bruce etc have done much better in the past. not sit on their behinds and wait for handouts.

  10. April 28, 2017

    That’s interesting??? Is this the trend in Dominica?- Handouts…..Give these individuals the resources they need to fend for themselves — (Jobs, Infrastructure, Farm Road Rehabilitation, Technology & Education) —

  11. April 28, 2017

    The government has really been working for the people. All praise to God for employing a resourceful government to lead, serve and work in the interest of the good citizens of DA.

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