UWP senator calls for evaluation of social programmes

Francesca Joseph (3rd from left) with other UWP parliamentarians. UWP leader Lennox Lintpn’s wife, Shirley, is 2nd from right

Opposition senator, Francisca Joseph, has called for an impact evaluation of some of the social programmes implemented by the government.

Joseph said in Parliament this week, that the National Employment Program (NEP) was never evaluated since its implementation.

“Yes, we pump money into the National Employment Programme (NEP) and all these social programmes. Have we had an evaluation of those programmes?” she asked.

She said such evaluations will be able to prove the impact of such programmes on society.

“It would be good if we had an impact evaluation of those programmes Mr. Speaker, so at least we would know if the programme is meeting the targeted individuals that it is supposed to meet,” Joseph said.

Joseph also questioned whether people benefiting from the NEP are the same ones receiving assistance under other social programmes.

“How do we know they are the same people if we have not done an evaluation of that programme,” she said.

The UWP senator explained further that such evaluations will gauge the viability and sustainability of the programmes.

“Do we have monitoring agents to monitor the programme properly to ensure that is done how we said it should be done and what is the impact on the economy?” she asked.

Joseph noted, that in the absence of data, the NEP’s development on the country’s economy cannot be properly measured.

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31 Comments

  1. Friendlyelse
    February 17, 2020

    Linton looks so tired. He still cannot accept the fact that people don’t want him. He needs to step aside…Clemo please ditch that party and for crying out loud Sandord and Linton ditch those hats.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 18, 2020

      What kind of nonsensical statement is that? So called “Friendlyelse”, appears to be elsewhere and unaware of the process of politics and other matters that directs or guides politics, and governance.
      “He still cannot accept the fact that people don’t want him.” Friendlyelse, how ese can someone address your hypocritical statement above. You must first clean u your dirty backyard before you go at our decent and committed politicians , one that your Skerrit is unable to comprehend.
      Hon Linton and his highly professional UWP Team contested the elections but did not win, due to the usual corrupted behaviour and deceitfulness of the failed corrupted Labour Government and failed immature PM Skerrit. They UWP Team have moved on, also with a decent, well positioned UWP representatives in Parliament, the same we cannot say for the questionable Labour Government. Too many Bobol activities has gone n which has you in denial. So Friendlyelse, go after your failed Skerrit and corrupt…

  2. Man bites dogs
    February 17, 2020

    DNO Can you please tell me /us in your photo 13/2/2020 which one of the people so-called Workers party is the opposition leader I have said before Lennox Linton isn’t the opposition leader by law off the land at the moment then who is??? 🤔

    • viewsexpressed
      February 18, 2020

      “Man bites dogs”, please go take care of humbly woof woof dog at home. Go feed her/him. Enjoy the company of your dog, just as we do with ours.
      How in heavens name you are asking who the Leader of the Opposition is? Are you not in Dominica, or are you in denial, or are you not following the news that you are updated with the issues and not making fool of yourself a laughing stock in public. It appears that you are outdated of beff talk and lost as to the current issues and Corruption, Bobol, that we struggle with under your failed Prime Minister and ignored by your failed Labour government, in particular those who sit blindly in Parliament and failed to ask of the status of our Dominica`s economy and where we do stand Financially as we no longer produce agricultural goods that it appears has been ignored by your failed Labour Government. We need answers on all of these useless travels and account of the sales of our passports to freaks all over the world and we know not of the…

  3. Waiting for Airport
    February 15, 2020

    Linton, you still haven’t figured out that people buy into image. They like the ‘look’. Young guy in the back should be front row.

    One of the reasons Skerrit giving you blows, he know how to manipulate people with things like these.

    • candid
      February 16, 2020

      Airport ,You should be charged for every letters used, waste of space and time. How can you place a leader at the back, meaning you are going backwards. Mr. Lin is handsome and full of personalities’,A village ram is saying, give our old time supporters what they want from CBI money, this should come from your own pocket. Book keeping and accounts. The same person should not be supply and issue all the time. Got It

      • Waiting for Airport
        February 18, 2020

        Candid, send an invoice for me to pay the charge :lol: :lol: :lol: … I doh say Linton ugly, I did not mention his personality.

        FACT: Linton has exposed all kinds of curruption… and in return HE LOST SEATS in the election. Why? Becuase among other things, people vote for a look/image (which Skerrit has). If Linton want to win, then he have to understand this. He have to understand the phsycology of what it takes to win. Its not just about pointing out whats right and wrong, he have to sell an image that people buy into.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 17, 2020

      One of the reasons Skerrit giving you blows, he know how to manipulate people with things like these.
      Nameless, this nonsense of Skerrit giving blows is Kindergaden BS talk from whomever is giving it. If that is what Skerrit `s intellectual is and if that`s what he wishes to share with our poor people and failing Dominica then Skerrit is a real political idiot without any sense of discipline and etiquette of a person who holds a position such as Head of government and to go down to this level because it appears that, as one of your friends/acolytes said to me is that You Skerrit is obviously a failed Prime Minister and lack in logical thoughts and you are just Not visionary. My people, please be aware that Skerrit is fearful of Hon. Linton who is not at Skerrit`s level of delivery, thought and knowledge of that of Hon. Linton. Skerrit remains at the level of this “Red Clinic” where he buys loyalty from our poor people for fame and prestige. Skerrit`s not at a level to listen to…

      • Waiting for Airport
        February 20, 2020

        ‘Nonsense of Skerrit giving blows’ – how is it nonsense when he won? Your emotional rant is just your opinion. Facts are facts and the fact is Skerrit won, because he understands how to win! Linton has to understand what it takes to win or else he will keep exposing curruption and getting nothing in return.

        Im not even a fan of Skerrit, but I understand how to be objective. Linton has five years to figure out how to win the next election. Idealistic, emotional opinions like what you have typed above wont help him win. He has to accept reality, understand how Skerrit strategises and beat him at his own game.

        Alternatively, he can keep doing what he is doing now, it is clearly working well!

  4. Mike
    February 14, 2020

    The social programs are not meant to do anything for the economy they are meant to farm voters and harvest day is election day, every single NEP worker voted red so it is very successful for it intended purpose.

  5. 💕Me💕
    February 13, 2020

    The Unify Wicked People will always run their mouth to the brim of exhaustion. Stop the criticism of the social programs and make recommendations to improve quality of life to the most venerable Dominicans. The so call Red Clinic, We Care, rapid response and other social programs have been utilized by red, blue, yellow, green and almost all Dominicans.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 14, 2020

      “Opposition senator, Francisca Joseph, has called for an impact evaluation of some of the social programmes implemented by the government.” Well presented Hon Francesca Joseph.
      From the formidable Opposition UWP This is called Accountability and Transparency on our behalf coming from our committed, trusted UWP, requested by Hon. Senator Francisca Joseph. We are so proud to see that this committed UWP has their eyes wide open to the operations of our states finances by this questionable failed Labour government and questionable Finance Minister.
      Too many concerns and other matters the misuse of our funds, whereas our people remain in poverty, no jobs and they have their children to take care of. We need a serious audit that our finances has been accounted for that our people are aware of the failure of Skerrit and his worthless, corrupted Labour
      Government. We need decency in our government and this Labour government must get out of our state`s business.

      • Man bites dogs
        February 17, 2020

        This Viewsexpressed person is fighting for his /her dinner but don’t hold your breath otherwise you will turn blue “did you get it”all over your man Linton, would not care two hoops about you having seen him in Roseau on many occasions walk past people whom might be his followers calling out to him he would not even look at them and this is the guy you want to be prime minister of DOMINICA? Never Never Never.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 14, 2020

      Me, what ever this is, but its called accountability and your failed Skerrit must own up. The United Workers Party is a decent, hard working Political Party ( A feat you failed highly corrupted Bobol Labour government and it failed Skerrit and blind loyalists ill be told off often, that you all wake up to the reality of on going Bobol. And it`s job in opposition is to have your failed incompetent Skerrit committed to the management and accountability of our states funds. Too many questions of Bobol are being asked all over Dominica and from Dominicans overseas also, that fake Skerrit must own up. Our nature is in a mess where production of agricultural products are no longer taking place, so our people now are forced to go to the “disgusting, shameful Skerrit Red Clinic” . This is shameful and a abuse of our states funds to have our people in poverty, no agricultural products on the go and no jobs. Skerrit must Go.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 15, 2020

      Me, your wrote this: “Stop the criticism of the social programs and make recommendations to improve quality of life to the most venerable Dominicans.”
      Madam “Me”, if this is who you are. Be advised that the dignified, Unified Highly Professional United Workers Party is the most credible Political Party, well established and transparent in the Politics of Dominica. To further advise and educate you in the interest of our ailing Dominica, the UWP, with its distinguish and highly professional Leader, Hon Linton and HIs trusted UWP Team are credible, that we cannot say the same of failed, incompetent Skerrit`s and his failed corrupted Labour Government, who are scared for reasons unknown. Skerrit cannot get into the shoes and intellectual with honesty to that of the our gifted, trusted Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Lennox Linton.
      We need that level of professionally, decency, states planning, respect for our government, our suffering people and its limited resources. Shame…

    • EIFILE
      February 15, 2020

      Me you sound like one of those of NASA, patrol the universe and bring back deadly diseases.You used almost and why not all. They made the recommendations. Proper procedures to be put in place to deal with all matters and accountabilities. Obtain names, addresses and signatures before issuing forms and other sensitive documents. Taking and giving could get into the wrong hands. They were talking about equality and fairness.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 16, 2020

      “Me”, You ask that to “make recommendations to improve quality of life to the most venerable Dominicans”. Madam or Sir “Me”, where have you been & have you been following the news and Parliament on the matters you asked for above? Don`t tell us that you just talking blindly for failed Skerrit?
      We`ve been running our mouths for over 19 years while Failed Skerrit and his corrupt government have had their ears blocked over this period, meaning that they have not heard a word that was said in parliament by the UWP Team, also by special advocates who wish to point out that Skerrit and his Labour government have failed us in every way. You`ll will not point to us where quality development has taken place. You people are just blind acolytes for your failed Skerrit and you say and write out dated thoughts that will not benefit our people. Skerrit killed our economy, agriculture and you blind people go at our Most Hon. Linton. Labour, Skerrit has stained our island and must Go. UWP…

  6. Truth Offends
    February 13, 2020

    I know truth usually offends but I too, a proud worker support you 100% The four ladies from the East deserve to be there and will make us proud. But Clemo’s Performance was so embarrassing and therefore he should not have been made a senator. I was told he was only able to get 43 votes in his home village of Penvile while Skerrit was able to get close to 700 votes in Clemo’s village. Yet they made him a senator instead of putting a senator in Roseau Central and North, where they no doubt won had it not been for election theft? I really love and respect Me. Linton but this time I give him a big F. I think they missed an opportunity right there and for the sake of Dominica I hope I am wrong

    • February 14, 2020

      Isn’t it that same Clemo who challenged the PM to go into that political debate with him? Then he said that PM Skerrit was “politically immature” because he ignored that rude and pompous challenge. He even referred to PM Skerrit as the out-going Prime Minister. Well, who is out now?

      I hope he now realizes that PM Skerrit did him a great favor by ignoring his rude, arrogant proposal

  7. Lin clown
    February 13, 2020

    PEOPLES VOICE,to say Roseau Central was stolen means you know nothing about politics.Just another UWP JACK A.In 2009,although PREVOST use to feed the PAROS,he won by only 3 votes.In 2014 the MIGHTY ISAAC,the golden boy of UWP won by 65 votes.SOSO is much weaker,and less known than the other 2.In St.Joseph Dr.King is more popular than Kelver,that is why MONELL was sent packing.BS about STOLEN SEAT.DOMINICA IS LABOUR COUNTRY.In 7 elections the MAJORITY OF DOMINICAN VOTERS HAS NEVER,NEVER VOTED UWP.Only an idiot do not that.Ask Telemaque.

    • Forreal
      February 15, 2020

      This is what some Dominicans don’t get,dominica is historically labor or freedom political parties,every other parties are in betweens,this has nothing to do skerrit winning or cheating,skerrit just happen to be riding a gigantic wave created by disappointed dominicans of putting their trust in past politicians that hurt their feelings and children,the freedom party after years of not being elected,turned on the people and used police to brutalized and shoot on site dominican children,i will never forget that,Eustace bellot was my good friend and it still hurts,so all this political bs going on UWP people need to fess up,because they been there,Edison knows that he been a failure.

  8. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 13, 2020

    What monkeys see, Monkeys do!

    • Lin clown
      February 14, 2020

      GALILEO,do some homework.Linton did WORSE as LEADER in 2014 and 2019,than UWP did in 2000 and 2005 under EDISON.That is amoung the POPULAR VOTES

    • viewsexpressed
      February 16, 2020

      If that applies to this failed current Labour Government and its failed incompetent Leader, then we concur. We see too much of BS Bobol, devious matters and RUBBISH going on at the Fifth floor. This rotten DLP just go get out of our Parliament and government and we are damn serious. Too much Red Bobol going on in our government where as our people and our Nature island are suffering in deep poverty created by Skerrit and his worthless incompetent Labour government. Skerrit is a failure, he has failed miserable and knows nothing of socio-economic development, the reason why our economy is down, our people are suffering in poverty and rather creates jobs Skerrit buys this loyalty to him through the Red Clinic, that is from our tax and states money.
      Dominicans please wake, it is not going t get better and those who promote Skerrit on DNO and are in denial are wicked and disingenuous.
      We must take our Dominica back from failed Skerrit. Please tell Skerrit to get lost, he has failed us…

  9. The people's Voice
    February 13, 2020

    I am a UWP supporter but I don’t like the looks of this team. They look soft, weak and lacking the fire power of the last UWP like Joshua Francis, Felix Thomas, Monelle, Bazil to name a few. As for the baby boy from Vielle Case he really doesn’t belong there because he is too weak and he will never be able to put a dent on Skerrit. I just feel a senator should be a person that can put pressure on their opponent so they could make themselves more electable for next election. That is not the case with Clemo as he was so weak that Skerrit was able to switch his vote to Roseau Central because Clemo was not a factor, though I love him. I feel UWP missed an opportunity to put a stronger senator in place like Soso because his seat was definitely stolen. To leave Roseau South or Central without a senator is a terrible mistake.

    • Galileo
      February 14, 2020

      It’s very disingenuous to pose as one thing and your utterances present a completely different story. There is nothing wrong with this new team of highly intelligent individuals. Additionally, you are disillusioned about the role of opposition senators. Give the people a chance to grow in the position and forget about this aggressive approach it has not worked, it doesn’t work and will never work.

      • The People's Voice
        February 14, 2020

        @ Gailileo, I am not as much concerned about the role of Senators as much as I am concerned about being strategic with the use of Senators. I have nothing personal against Clemo. I just find his performance was too weak to be promoted as senator especially in a constituency UWP has failed to win in 20 yrs. Roseau is the capital city and UWP has won Roseau Central in 20 yrs. To now leave there without a senator is like surrendering the city to DLp and to me it’s another poor UWP strategy no matter what you all say. I go back to 1975 and to the best of my knowledge the opposition has always have a senator in Roseau Central. To leave Roseau Central, Roseau South or even Roseau Valley without a senator to me is like surrendering. There should be a senator from one of the Roseau’s to keep the fire burning. Putting a senator in the Vielle case constituency is poor strategy. I have always said UWP never loses an election because of lack of bad team but always because of poor strategy.

      • viewsexpressed
        February 15, 2020

        Galileo, Great Response. I commend you on this and that our readers will see and understand the bigger picture. These people of Skerrit`s Labour Government are blind and personal to the matters of state and the deterioration of our country, the increasing poverty and unemployment of our young people in particular. Those are the issues that people like Galileo ignore and want to make our Hon Linton and highly professional UWP Team ignore their commitment to the development of our people and economic development of our Nature Island. That fake Kid on the block and his other blind acolytes appears that is where they belong and therefore lacks intellectual and ignorant or are in denial of the bigger challenges we continue to face under failed Skerrit, who will continue to ruin our Domininca and reduced our people to beggars through the Red Clinic to gain loyalty from the poor people of Dominica who are really unaware as to the damage done to them, their families and Dominica. Failed PM.

      • Man bites dogs
        February 18, 2020

        @Galileo, “There is nothing wrong with this new team of highly intelligent individuals” I couldn’t believe what I was reading Galileo, not being rude to you but I disagree with you and also think 🤔 you are reading too many comics!!

    • Casio
      February 14, 2020

      “That is not the case with Clemo as he was so weak that Skerrit was able to switch his vote to Roseau Central because Clemo was not a factor”. what do you mean by this? I am lost. Who switched what vote to Roseau? Nowhere in Roseau Central, Valley, North or South did Clement or Roosevelt contest. Are you referring to MRs. Skerrit and the fact that Mr. SKerrit procalimed himself the deputy parl rep? Especially when the PM is the deputy Parl Rep in EVERY constituency if not the Parl Rep himself? Why would you call him weak when he is a novice? At one point Skerrit was even more timid than Clemo. Please clarify your statement as i am only left to assume what you could or couldnt have meant.

      • Kalinago Justice
        February 18, 2020

        I don’t know why red clinic, nep (never ending poverty) and the likes is considered social programs as they are not :?: This is deadman chavez one-man style of keeping the masses in poverty while making himself popular with state’s resources. From what I can see on that slave plantation mentality island,is alot of ignorance and lost people who are doomed to the grave!!!!

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