The United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the Roseau Central Constituency has highlighted the necessity for establishing a drug rehabilitation centre and for important improvement works to the city.
Joseph Isaac also criticized the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Government for disbursing money to buy votes and seeking to undertake new projects whilst failing to improve what is already in existence.
Isaac supported the UWP Leader, Lennox Linton who had earlier stated that a UWP government will partner with and take lessons from Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to provide services that would improve the lives of Dominicans.
Isaac noted that there are many people struggling against drug addiction.
“You don’t need a politician driving that process of recovery,” he said.
The UWP will facilitate the establishment of a centre which can then be operated by an NGO, he added.
Isaac revealed that the a UWP Government will provide a drug rehabilitation centre which he said is needed, in Roseau Central, Roseau North or Roseau South.
Isaac is also concerned that Roseau is not friendly to people with disabilities, in relation to infrastructure and outlined plans for a renewed Roseau that will include elements designed to make life easier for the disabled. Such features will include ramps and proper sidewalks
“…not on a sidewalk where you have holes on every part you pass,” Isaac added.
He referred to a tour that the UWP did of Roseau on October 12, noting that the needs of the city are glaring. He pinpointed the E C Loblack bridge into the city, with broken slabs. In fact, one slab is missing, leaving a gaping hole in the bridge.
Despite the obvious and poignant needs of the city, the DLP has embarked on a political campaign to keep themselves in power by distributing handouts, Isaac remarked.
“Look at Roseau….as you are walking on the sidewalk you will see grass is growing in the drains and on the sidewalk….imagine you coming into Dominica as a tourist entering our city. How would you feel? So why are we so surprised…that Carnival Cruise Line has pulled out?”
UWP Government to take the politics out of the social welfare system.
Isaac said the UWP will undertake a social revolution, based on a genuine desire for change.
He said that the social revolution will be comprehensive, taking into consideration price control and the cost of living.
Isaac said a UWP Government will also depoliticize the social welfare system.
“Why should a young lady or young man have to go to beg a politician to get support for their children? All this should be placed in state organs such as the relevant ministries,” he said.