Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that contracts will be signed soon for new housing in Roseau.
“In the next weeks, thereabout we will sign an additional set of contracts to build homes in Roseau North, we will build homes in the City of Roseau, we will also build homes in Roseau South, to help alleviate the housing challenge which we have in the City of Roseau, and of course in Trafalgar as well in the Roseau Valley,” the prime minister said recently while speaking at a Mother’s day event.
Skerrit said he has many Roseau residents and is aware that they were paying large sums for rent; they have no access to land and sometimes at their age, are unable to obtain a loan from the bank.
“This is why the government has made a concerted effort to build homes, as many as possible to ensure that we can provide for families,” he stated. “Those of you who are waiting I will say to you with God’s help, you won’t wait in vain…”
Meantime, Skerrit said he is confident his party will win the Roseau seats in the upcoming general election.
“Based on my interaction with you and Roseau South,…the Labour Party is going to take that seat… in Roseau North I am confident that we are going to take this seat at the next general elections,” he said. “And from all reports and all indications, the Roseau Central and Roseau Valley are already in the bag.”
Skerrit added, “We are very confident as a party, that next election, the DLP will win on a larger margin.”