Former Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central Charles Savarin is commending the efforts of Norris Prevost for taking the “brave” move and attend parliament on Thursday.
Prevost is one of the three elected members of the United Workers Party (UWP) who boycotted the Parliament proceedings, after being dissatisfied with the December 18, 2009 general elections, that gave the incumbent Dominica Labour Party (DLP) an 18 seat victory.
Prevost however attended Parliament on Thursday and took his Oath of Allegiance.
“It is worthy for us in the House and Dominica to note the fact that Mr Prevost was in Parliament today Thursday], did take his oath of office, and is the duly elected and sworn in member of Parliament for Roseau Central. What it means Madam Speaker is that member has the responsibility to give effective representation to the people of Roseau Central in and outside of Parliament,” Savarin told the House of Assembly.
He said in previous years, Prevost was in the habit of coming in, spending half and hour, making a speech and leaving.
“We expect in this Parliament that he would come in, follow procedures and make his contribution on each and every matter that comes up so that the House of the people will be heard in the Parliament of Dominica,” he said.
According to him, Prevost will have ample opportunity to the concerns, aspirations, hopes and wishes to the people of Roseau Central.
– DNO Correspondent