A project which encountered some hiccups in the Roseau North Constituency is now well on its way.
Dominica News Online reported several months ago that some Fond Cole residents were angry about the manner in which the project was being handled and how those responsible had abandoned it.
However the project, which is being funded by the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean (OECS) and not the government of Dominica as previously reported, is said to be progressing well.
The contractor who hails from the Fond Cole community has also employed several young men from that community.
The project includes the building of drains and the construction of guttering.
Concrete steps will also be built for residents where necessary.
“Now I see something happening. We could hardly pass to go to work. We could hardly leave our home when rain falls. Now I really see work is being done. The boys are there every day. They are working hard. The have taken the project to what was a big mess to now what is work in progress,” one community member said.
Before the project, several families were at a disadvantage whenever it rains because debris and mudslides entered their homes, posing serious threat to their property.