The government of Dominica has presented $20,000 to families displaced by a fire in Silver Lake.Twenty cheques each valued at $1,000 were handed over to the head of the 20 households which were affected.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said government will move swiftly to ensure there is work day and night, to resettle those displaced by the fire in Silver Lake, which occurred on Monday night.The 20 cheques of $1000.00 each, were handed over Monday morning at the Bath Estate community centre.
Housing Minister Reginald Austrie says a few years ago, government recognized the need to improve housing in the Silver Lake community.He says this process of improvement will be accelerated now, following the fire.
Austrie says work on the 3rd and 4th buildings will be done swiftly.
Housing minister Reginald Austrie
And Minster for Constituency Empowerment Justina Charles appealed to the displaced residents to look out for the elderly and the children, to ensure that they are well protected.
Minster for Constituency Empowerment Justina Charles
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