Gov’t employs coordinator and project officer for rehabilitation works

Charles spoke in parliament on Tuesday

Minister for Constituency Empowerment Justina Charles has revealed that the Government of Dominica is investing in excess of $50,000 to engage a Coordinator and four Project Officers who will supervise ongoing rehabilitation works across the island.

“To do all of those work we recognize we do not want to just put the money out there we need to ensure that the work is properly supervised,” Charles said during the debate Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the year 2016/2017 in Parliament on Tuesday.

The Minister said that the funds were appropriated for in the Estimates which was brought before Parliament by Finance Minister Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday.

“And so we see in the appropriation an amount of fifty-four thousand one hundred and twenty five dollars was appropriated to engage a Coordinator and four Project Officers who will go around the island to supervise the work and to give reports on a regular basis to the Ministry to make sure that every cent and everything can be accounted for and the work is properly done,” Charles stated.

She mentioned that these contracted individuals are not only supervising road rehabilitation works, but every single project which is being undertaken by the Ministry of Constituency Empowerment.

“And I really want to commend the supervisors because they are out there and they are going beyond the call of duty not just to do roads but they are engaged in all Constituency Projects because within the Ministry of Constituency Empowerment we also administer funds for other projects not just roads,” Charles said.

She said further that the Coordinator and the Project Officers go out of their way to ensure that they supervise all of the spending that is happening within the Constituencies.

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  1. only time will tell
    May 26, 2017

    I so want to fell sorry for this LADY but its the EVIL that they doing to people that have them cant sleep at night there time cominig

  2. May 25, 2017

    That is not Grand Bay. Justina letting Skerrit use her to say that the CBI money is clean money when she knows it is not. That is not Grand Bay. Where all that money come out all of sudden? You not asking yourself that Justina? and to lead us into not supporting corruption. That was nit Pierro style. That is not Grand Bay.

  3. headbanger
    May 24, 2017

    So they each get less than a thousand dollars a month. Whoopie doo.

  4. Skerrit Must Go... Now!
    May 24, 2017

    D/ca prides itself on being known as the nature island of the Caribbean but the DLP gov’t is rapidly compromising it’s image. If relying on findings of recent studies, Concrete Road Paving/Surfacing is said to be environmentally unfriendly.

    Why the norm in Road resurfacing is use of CONCRETE, as opposed to ASPHALT. Deciding between asphalt vs concrete can be a tough choice but asphalt requires petroleum and a higher energy input, while concrete emits more toxic emissions.  Also, there are many aspects of the environmental impact to take into account: 
    * consumption of driver’s fuel, 
    * energy input,
    * toxic waste,
    * and many others.
    Why choose asphalt?
    * The energy input of making asphalt is higher than that of making concrete, but asphalt can be recycled – it is the most recycled material in the US – so the energy cost is much lower over a long time.
    * Asphalt doesn’t have as much toxic waste as concrete has, because it uses much less ore and fertilizers. 
    * Asphalt…

  5. freshwaterlake
    May 24, 2017

    So….what happened to our qualified engineers and project coorinator who are already employed by the Government? Jobs for the boys? Here’s a project to coordinate Justina; coordinate the pick up of garbage and the proper disposal of such island wide. Why must my garbage sit outside my house for 2 weeks? why must other people not have their garbage collected and disposed off at all? let one of your new cooordinators hired by the dlp focus on this project.

  6. Sufferer
    May 24, 2017

    In 2015… 10 of the most experienced road works supervisors employed at the public works corporation was sent home because the government said it did nt hav work for them … up to now 2 yrs later these men and women who gave yrs for dedicated service to dominica have yet to receive their their redundancy or any money’s owed to dem …
    Yet all this is going on ….

  7. viewsexpressed
    May 24, 2017

    All you just appointing people for appointing sake, so what happen to the Local Government Officer, John Fontaine and his District Development Officers. Why is this department not loud in making noise for being so damn disrespectful to them as professionals who cover all the districts in Dominica with an assistant. With system in place this clown Labour government have Dominicans laughing at them for being immature, stupid and lead by an inept Skerrit using madam Nurse Charles to do their dirty working as if something is happening.
    This corrupt government is vicious, performs stupid, ignorant in the business of running Dominica. Civil servants, Heads of Department etc., please open up, talk, walk Out and kick Skerrit out. Skerrit Must Go, his government is corrupt.

  8. dee
    May 24, 2017

    Coordinator and 4 projects officers ? supervising road works island wide ? 50 grand ?
    is that a month ? definitely not p a. 50 you say wee?

  9. Mother
    May 24, 2017

    Justina, pls. tell your P.M. to spend money on collecting garbage. It is weeks now we don’t see them coming to pick up the garbage. That is basic Justina, not all these fancy projects and jobs . Get Solid Waste some decent trucks. The island is turning in to one big rubbish tip. Please, get the place cleaned up before you do anything else.

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