Roseau South MP happy over gov’t assistance to Silver Lake residents

The fire left about 60 people homeless

Parliamentary Representative of the Roseau South constituency, Attorney-at-Law Joshua Francis has said he is very happy that the government of Dominica is facilitating the construction of Phase 3 of the housing project to develop the lives of residents of Silver Lake.

About 20 families lost all their belongings and were left homeless following a massive fire in the community on the night of December 26th, 2016.

On Tuesday, a ground-breaking and signing ceremony of the Silver Lake Apartments Phase 3 project was held. The apartments will be occupied by those affected by the fire.

“This afternoon with the ground-breaking ceremony to rebuild the physical buildings and structures, I must say that we are very happy that the government of Dominica in meeting its role is, in fact, providing the facilitation for the construction of this apartment which is Phase 3 of the housing project to develop and enhance the quality of life for the Silver Lake people,” Francis said at the ceremony.

He said as the Parliamentary representative, he is very much aware that the people of Silver Lake want an improvement in the quality of life, “and the ground-breaking ceremony this afternoon basically will assist in the furtherance of the improvement of the lives of the people.”

He called on the residents of the Silver Lake community to provide support and assistance in the process of the construction of the building.

“Make sure that you help to protect the equipment being used by the constructors in whatever way you can, help provide security, provide encouragement so that the building or the construction of this apartment will be completed in the shortest period of time,” he urged.

Francis added, “I also hope that a few persons here in the community will obtain a few jobs as I am sure the construction will require a few persons skilled and semi-skilled.”

A total of 12 units will form the apartment complex. All units will include a bathroom, a kitchen, living space area and an entry porch.

The project is expected to begin on February 1 and completed by August 2017 and cost $1.6-million.

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  1. Da4real
    February 1, 2017

    Thank you Mr. Francis. This demonstrates true leadership. Thats what a good leader does. He puts politics aside and help build his people. You’re an exemplary leader. One who possess good morals.. I wish you well sir..

  2. Sparkles
    February 1, 2017

    Joshua , why you congratulating this government when this community should have ben looked after decades ago. You should have said, “it was about time and it did not have to take a fire to get it done”. Many lives could have been lost. I suspect you want to cross over.

    • Giving
      February 1, 2017

      Joshua Francis is a real leader that is why he did not say what u want him to say

      • cyril
        February 1, 2017

        Joshua Francis is in the wrong political party. I have said this before and will again. Dr Thompson Fontain, don’t allow your honorability be tarnished by Lennox and his comedic cronies. You too is in the wrong political party. Our Roosevelt Skerrit is a forgiving man. He holds no grudge. We ALL KNOW we can’t say the same for Lennox.

      • February 2, 2017

        @Giving February 1, 2017

        I salute your response. Mr. Joshua Francis is for the people (especially his constituency, those who voted him into parliament) not for his own ego.

    • February 2, 2017

      @Sparkles February 1, 2017

      It is that mentality like yours, with the intent of crippling the development of Dominica, but thanks to God that you all have no authority to do your damages. Slow but sure, Dominica is on the verge of survival, for God remains the Supreme Leader; He does what He has to do at His time-and so may your evil intent and those like you be damned.

    • John Jules
      February 2, 2017

      Joshua recognises a Government that’s working. If he was leader of opposition, I would’ve crossed over to UWP.

  3. %
    February 1, 2017

    GOOD JOB JOSHIA…Pressure the wicked cabal for work to be done in all the other hamlets…Its our money…

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