Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced that funds raised in the United Kingdom after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika will go towards the refurbishment of the Colihaut Primary School and a construction of a toilet block.
Dominicans in the UK raised in excess of £84,000 after the storm and the Prime Minister, who met with nationals at the Dominica High Commission in London, thanked them for the support.
Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment Ian Douglas was also at the meeting last week.
According to the High Commission, they provided an update on developments in Dominica and on the rehabilitation which has been taking place post Tropical Storm Erika.
“The Prime Minister and Minister Douglas addressed issues related to agriculture, trade, social and economic programmes and projects, law and order, healthcare, the Citizenship by Investment programme, Geothermal energy, Government’s enormous task of rebuilding the country and its commitment to building back better. Details of the relocation and assistance programmes which are available for the nationals who were displaced by TS Erika were also addressed,” the High Commission said in a statement. “Recognition was made of the contribution of the many countries and regional and international community who responded to the immediate humanitarian relief effort and the ongoing reconstruction in Dominica.”
Several questions were taken from those in attendance on a wide range of issues including infrastructural projects and air access, according to the statement.