Green rejects suplementary budget estimates

Opposition Senator Ron Green
Opposition Senator Ron Green

Opposition Senator, Ron Green, has flatly refused to accept Government’s supplementary budget estimates which were presented in Parliament on Thursday, describing it as abusive and which doesn’t reflect the country’s needs.

“Madame Speaker I am not prepared to support these appropriations because I feel it is an abuse and a non-reflection of the real needs of the country of Dominica at this time,” Green said.

Green is particularly livid that the government has allocated $760,000 to what the estimates described as “to provide housing assistance to various homeowners.”

“Again if you will be well aware of the situation regarding the housing situation in the Kalinago Territory and here we are getting $760,000 spent on housing and we are not given any details,” he argued.

Recently former United Workers Party deputy leader, Claudius Sanford, raised concerns over the government’s housing project in the Kalinago Territory saying that people who are in need of housing assistance are being denied for political reasons.

According to Sanford the housing distribution is focusing “on the support base of the Dominica Labour Party and as such there are concerns about whether the housing needs of the people are being met.”

Green noted that the move by the administration in the estimates is disregarding the island’s local governments. “It says to provide housing assistance to various homeowners without any details and again disregarding our local governments who are elected authority of the people of the villages of Dominica and they are the ones who are aware of the specific,” he pointed out.

The supplementary estimates of expenditure amounting to $11,634 480.03 are for the period July to December 2012.

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21 Comments

  1. trouble
    March 2, 2013

    :twisted: :evil:

  2. ONCE A WORKER
    March 2, 2013

    WHEN GREEN WASS IN OFFICE I HEARD OF THE MOST SUPLEMENTRY ESTIMATES , WHY OPPOSE

  3. Pedro
    March 2, 2013

    Where are the investmentsin the productive sector.The COW must be feed in order to produce the milk, butter and chesse.

  4. Bas
    March 2, 2013

    Mr. Has-Been, what did you say?

    Oh Sorry, I don’t talk dinosaur.

  5. man better man
    March 1, 2013

    760,000 for housing assistance? and they cannot pay 20,000 to de UN. What a shame! I hope that is not money they going to siphone back to their pockets to fund the illegal election or to support their concubines. yes I Dominica is on its way to no where fast.

  6. sweet sixteen
    March 1, 2013

    Face up what is your problem? Age is wisdom and experience. All you doh see how a young boy bring De country. He doh have the wisdom to manage de country properly. that is why so much young people sitting on de road side, no development, no jobs, all jobs that they create is chiny that doing it.
    Leave mr. green alone. when you come old you will want people to push you aside like used goods. garcon respect de man eh.

  7. bouche kabrit
    March 1, 2013

    760,000 for housing assistance? What is that in ordinary language? Houses for their boom boom flies?
    What that go on in Da there non boy? Who going and build or fix dem houses? Chinese, Venezuelans? Why they doh take dat money and buy some equipment for de hospital so people doh have to go all over the other islands to get a simple ct scan or mri? Dominicans geting destitute just to get some medical treatment and dem man sit down there wasting money? Why Dominicans not seeing through these theives non?

  8. March 1, 2013

    u.w.p was in office tell me which labour party supporter they gave job or assistance not one is there party supporters they were lookin for all the time.i know of many u.w.p supporters that got appointed jobs in the government service and doin better under the labour party than when their own party was in office.

  9. jaz
    March 1, 2013

    Suprise, suprise.

  10. Bob-E
    March 1, 2013

    Green still there? I thought mister had already retire. I guess he is doing it in a “NEW WAY”

    • ^
      March 1, 2013

      People with integrity done retire easily. They need to be there to see to it that corrupt people are kept in check for the benefit of buffoons like you.

      • me
        March 4, 2013

        Integrity???????????Green?????????Please refer to the dual citizen case against the Pm and St Jean.

      • faceup
        March 5, 2013

        He should be planting bananas in Laplaine !!UWP dont need him !!

    • Pedro
      March 2, 2013

      We are always ready to reject well trained, honest and respectful leaders, thats why Dominica will remain the most backward country in the western hemisphere.

  11. Faceup
    March 1, 2013

    I dont know why this guy dont take a chill pill, MEN ITS TIME TO CALL IT QUITS !!

    • Yep
      March 1, 2013

      He will call it quits, when Charles Savarin calls it quit.

    • )(
      March 1, 2013

      @ face up…. Your name suits you so well, because your face is up like a living dead.Of all the corrupt leaders in government why you are looking at an opposition member who is above board to quit?.How downright ignorant and stupid you are sounding. Do you love Dominica? I sure not.It is idiots like you that have the country in the rotten state in which it is.

    • wow
      March 1, 2013

      keith mitchel didnt take a back seat… ron fight for our country

    • 1767-276
      March 2, 2013

      People who are still willing to stand up for the betterment of the people of Dominica, you are asking for them to call it quit? Are you serious or just dumb? This govt is ripping off the treasury of the country for their own personal political aspirations. Can’t you see?

    • .
      March 2, 2013

      @ Faceup: He will only do so when the dust that’s in your brain gives you an eternal chill pill.

  12. WHO VEX VEX
    March 1, 2013

    According to Sanford the housing distribution is focusing “on the support base of the Dominica Labour Party

    Thats politics for u boi

    Politicians doh care bout the people but there pockets and that goes for all parties

    You as a MP will always check the people that put you there cause you want to keep there votes

    Make Edo give a poto Labourite any big assistance in Marigot and see if ppl that vote for him would not get angry

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