Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit
on Wednesday took to social media and shared an update on the distribution of the housing units. He stated that the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica handed over eighteen (18) housing units to families in Bataca and Sineku.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit added that the units were constructed under the 11th EDF B-Envelope State and Resilience Contract for Rehabilitation following Hurricane Maria. Parliamentary Representative for Roseau- Melissa Poponne Skerrit, also attended the handover ceremony.
After Hurricane Maria hit the country in 2017, the government of Dominica, under the leadership of PM Roosevelt Skerrit
, vowed to become the world’s first-climate resilient nation. The natural calamities damaged 90 percent building of the country, which triggered the country on the path of resiliency.
The government of Dominica launched the revolutionary “Housing Initiative”, under which the country decided to provide homes to the people displaced due to Tropical Erika and Hurricane Maria in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
The goals of the resiliency pave the path for the construction of housing units in the different regions of Dominica, such as Cotton Hill, Georgetown, Jimmit, Roseau City Square, Bellevue Chopin, Castle Bruce, San Sauveur, Grand Fond, La Plaine, and Delices. PM Roosevelt Skerrit also handed over the keys to climate-resilient homes to 1,500 families.
Several housing units are also under construction in the areas such as
Scotts Head, Eggleston, Canefield, Marigot, as well as Plat Ma Pierre.
Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit also asserted that the government of Dominica would do everything to have the roof over the heads of the citizens of the country.
The government of Dominica has also constructed climate-resilient infrastructure such as roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and many more after they get damaged by Hurricane Maria.
Earlier, Earlier, Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School in Marigot was officially reopened on May 13, 2022. The school, which was heavily damaged during the passage of Hurricane Maria, was rehabilitated at the cost of over 2.1 million dollars.