Water upgrade, housing assistance approved for Penville and Vielle Case

dno newsA new basketball hardcourt for the village of Penville and improved housing for 30 residents are just two of several projects earmarked for that community to come on stream following the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget.

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, who will present the 2013-2014 budget on July 24, 2013, made the disclosure at a recent town Hall meeting held in Penville.

“On the issue of the basketball court, that project will begin in the first week of August of this year, once the contract has been signed. The project will be constructed adjacent to the playing field. In the month of August also, we will be assisting an additional thirty people in Penville with housing assistance. This is outside of what we will be doing in Vieille Case and Thibaud,” PM Skerrit disclosed.

The Prime Minister also announced that EC$1.3 million dollars have been approved by the Cabinet of Dominica for improvement work to be done on the Vieille Case water supply system.

“On the advice of the Minister for Water Resource Management, I just approved $1.3 million to improve the Vieille Case water system. We have some challenges in Vieille Case and that project is expected to begin in the next two weeks, once the budget has been passed,” he said.

Meantime the Prime Minister said work on the Penville water supply continues with new pipes to be installed soon on sections of the Penville road. The new pipes were cleared at the port last week.

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  1. i know
    July 17, 2013

    hope these just houses are for the needy and not just supports of the pm

  2. i know
    July 17, 2013

    two weeks no water do i have to wait till the new pipes are put in place to get some water to use ? that is a death sentence. jesus look over us

  3. Unbiased Successor.
    July 17, 2013

    Hi Skerro,
    You have been a pupil of mine during your early years.
    You once agreed on a topic we had about being king! That was your visions to be and what you would do in return.You actually committed to doing some thing positive and supportive and we all applause.
    Please don’t embark on those promises after the election. Do put the monies where your mouth is and fulfill those commitments as agreed.

  4. Jacqui
    July 16, 2013

    I am from Penville and live both Veillecase an Penville growing up, always water problem for both villages. We had to collect water early in the morning, by the end of the day, we had to go to the river for shower. I hope your project saves us well.

  5. Pedro
    July 16, 2013

    This is just for the election season. The misery will return next year.

  6. Dominican abroad
    July 16, 2013

    I hope the house in Delaford that is hanging on the edge because of land slides is one of those that is on that project. In case you don’t know, let me inform you that He is a Douglas- born and raised labourite. Rosie and mike Douglas was how first cousin. All his life He is supporting this party now He need help to save his house… The first house in Delaford, right on the road side.you cannot miss it..next to the standing pipe on the main road… The house of an x government worker who worked for the government all hisif. Please help save his house..

  7. Dominican by birth
    July 16, 2013

    PM stop playing politics with people lives, for the past years what was done as election around things happening, rethink your motives it should have been for love of country and not to win election.

  8. Shameless
    July 15, 2013

    Go Vielle Case go. I hope the other constituencies watching because they still waiting on promises from 10 years ago.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  9. pinky
    July 15, 2013

    I like all the projects u talking about but let people who are skilled do the job than just giving people money to do nonsense. by the way I need a job. no job no vote

  10. July 15, 2013

    For thirteen years,Skerrit and the Labor Party Government has never shown any significant interest in the constituencies of Penville and Vielle Case. Elections are drawing close,therefore,the man has decided to take no chances with his re election especially in the Constiuencies of Penville and Tibow. Expect gifts to fall like manner from heaven.

  11. skerro
    July 15, 2013

    NO body nah fooling me, driving for over 3yrs on that road……holes,potholes. NOT ME,putting an X NO WAY HOSEE

  12. Tired In Amba
    July 15, 2013

    PM i am from Amba and your water comment tells me alot about the way politics works in Dominica. You have spend millions of dollars on the Amba/Penville water project and since that was done it’s been nothing but a headache. We go weeks with no water and we keep hearing excuses. I see your job as PM it to make Chris rich and we suffer. I voted for you because i thought u were different from the rest. Come to Amba and try to take a shower about 11am on any day.

  13. July 15, 2013

    Pure propaganda, due to lack of vision, which can be interpreted as desparation :-D
    He is gonna soon run out of lies and excuses :wink:

    • willis dew
      July 15, 2013

      Election is close he knows his goin 2 lose his seat so he will do anything 2 win but dominican open ur EYES change is a MUST.

  14. goldie
    July 15, 2013

    Go Skerrit go

  15. me
    July 15, 2013

    big up pm, my advice please put the money in safe hands to get results.

  16. possie
    July 15, 2013

    well election really coming..he making sure he give dem something before the campaign start. now he rememba he have a constituency? after 5 years! he didnt remember dem during his wedding.. well jean penville avec vieille garde pou kor zor.. zor belle la.. alu not foolish kamem..wat avout Thibaud? he forget dem man?

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