Finance Minister Roosevelt Skerrit defends DLP Government tardiness in resettling Displaced Petite Savanne residents
Finance Minister Roosevelt Skerrit defends the DLP Government’s tardiness in resettling displaced Petite Savanne residents, who are allegedly concerned about their current living conditions, since they were removed from their community following tropical storm Erika in August 2015, and temporarily relocated in various accommodations.
Reports indicate that some of the relocated Petite Savanne residents have been experiencing some difficulties with the temporary accommodations. Mr Skerrit blamed the resettlement delays on government’s decision to carefully peruse the layout and plans for the land allocated for the construction of roads, schools, community centre, commercial section and possible sporting facilities, and not just homes.
Meanwhile, Mr Skerrit says he believes the resettlement program is moving at a consistent pace, for both Dubique and Petite Savanne residents, who were displaced post TS Erika.
He says 50 homes have been constructed in Grand Bay, and residents from Dubique and a few from Petite Savanne, who have agreed to move into that location, will be allowed to do so soon, but water and electricity still have to be installed.
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