Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has revealed that in the next few days, the government will be signing a series of contracts across Dominica in response to damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
He made that announcement while addressing the 21st Inaugural meeting of the St Joseph Village Council on Wednesday.
The island received a serious pounding from the storm on August 27, 2015 with the authorities reporting over $1-billion in damage.
“In the next few days and weeks ahead the government will be signing a series of contracts across Dominica, to have an improvement or a response to the damages caused by Tropical Storm Erika,” he said.
The Prime Minister said he would have liked to see work started long ago but quality is of great importance to the government.
“In everything you have to ensure that you pay particular attention to the quality of the designs,” he noted. “It makes no sense to rush something to gain any political favour from the voters of Dominica and it is not done properly. Therefore you had to spend time in ensuring that the engineers who have to advise you, you allow them the opportunity to design and to design well, so that when we put down the infrastructure, it is going to be something that will last and that will compliment the bigger picture, the bigger projects which we have to do in Dominica.”