The Parliamentary Representative for the Salisbury, Hector John, is calling on government to “urgently” address the road problems in that constituency.
John, who is also 0pposition leader in parliament, said he was appalled when Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made pronouncements in Petite Savanne about road conditions there.
“The people has done nothing to the government to allow the roads to be in that terrible condition,” Skerrit told Petit Savanne residents over the weekend.
But John is questioning what the people of Salisbury have done to government to allow their roads to suffer such degradation.
“It is very interesting that he made that comment over the weekend. We want to ask him what has Morne Rachette and Salisbury done. Thirteen years of neglect. We have been asking and nothing has been done on the roads,” he said.
Skerrit also told Petit Savanne residents that money will not be a problem to address the road conditions in their community, a statement that also did not do down well with John.
“Money will not be a problem but why is money a problem to affect a proper road in a community that has been very productive in terms of producing quality food to feed the people and export,” he said.
John said he is not against any constituency receiving support from government but the neglect of Salisbury is too obvious.
“The roads are deplorable. I have raised the issue in parliament. I have written to the government about it. Farmers have been calling, we are just getting the run around,” he said.