The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) is sympathizing with the victims of Silver Lake, whose homes were destroyed by a fire on Boxing Day.
In an official statement, the DFP said "The pain, suffering and distress that these Sixteen (16) families are going through at this time, is no small matter. We must all care about the plight of our fellow citizens who found themselves in this unfortunate situation".
The DFP stated further that it welcomes and encourages the necessary assistance to the Silver Lake fire victims, if it is given in a well-structured and fair manner, and hopes the process moves speedily, so that the families can return to their normal way of life as quickly as possible.
The DFP further called on the Government to keep its promise to the residents, and to be open and transparent in the process. "We urge the government to keep its promise of assistance to the victims and to give it on behalf of all Dominicans. It is our duty so to do as a caring society, and not for purposes of partisan political expediency. Thus, only genuine promises should be made, and once assistance is given, the dignity of the recipients must be protected. We further encourage the government to be open and transparent in the process, and to respect the role of the Parliamentary Representative for the area".
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