Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit pledged to uplift health and wellness of citizens of Vielle Case Constituency. He said that he as the prime minister continues to advocate for greater emphasis to be placed on the health and wellness of citizens as the issue of NCDs diseases is of major concern.
He also spoke to some of the plans on which he hopes to engage the constituents, there’ll be a number of programs that they will initiate in the mud weeks and months ahead.
PM Skerrit said that he would like to collaborate with the Village Council and indeed, the entire community intend to be involved. He noted,” So we’ll be engaging in exercise, programs health and wellness programs. We will be speaking about nutrition and what are the best dietary combinations that we need to consume to manage and prevent ourselves from getting this and we will bring in nutritionists’ medical doctors to come to the community to speak to the whole village about this. We’ll be walking the streets of the constituency to exercise, will go to the playing field and walk around to exercise. Will go to the beach and soak ourselves and to engage in that kind of physical activity.”
The backyard garden is one of the initiatives he is looking to implement across his constituency. It is a cost-effective way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as it encourages people to eat what they grow. PM Skerrit asserted that they can grow most of what they have; they have fertile and best soil in the country. They have the thickest topsoil and the makeup of the soil is rich and the country can grow anything here in this village and therefore, they have to encourage themselves to grow much of what wheat.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that he will collaborate with the newly sworn-in Vieille Case village Council to see the fruition of these plants.
“I’ll sit with you so that we can collaborate on this. What you can do on behalf of the committee, will leave it to you. And that which you feel? You can do the parable, take jewelry, but it’s a community effort. And if you can take all of what I have to do, then great, I’ll be happy about that please. But we need to collaborate in this,” said the prime minister.