Parliamentary Representative for the Wesley Constituency Gloria Shillingford has told Dominica Labour Party (DLP) supporters that Dominicans have seen significant improvements in their day to day lives as a result of government’s intervention.
Shillingford said the Yes We Care Program, which feeds several needy senior citizens on the island, is testimony to her statement.
She said the expansion of the public assistance program which assisted some two thousand persons last year is another factor.
Shillingford who was at the time addressing the DLP’s Delegates Convention in Grand Fond said further that, “its (Yes We Care Program) mission is to improve the quality of life to all members of communities, giving special attention to the weak, physically challenged, elderly and vulnerable”.
She said that the program provides protection for eighty-three children from various kinds of abuse by locating them in the homes and placing them under the guardianship of caring and responsible foster parents.
She also pointed out that government is executing a number of projects under the Basic Needs Trust Fund Program which is currently assisting communities around the island in water supply, resource and health centers and the refurbishment of schools and roads.