Minister Kelver Darroux now says Government agreed to Lindo Park playing field development one year ago
Minister Kelver Darroux now says Government agreed to Lindo Park Goodwill playing field development one year ago. Darroux was representing Sports Minister Justina Charles at a Sports Division Award Ceremony over the weekend, where he responded to Roseau North MP Danny Lugay, who said that a project to develop the park was halted by the government because of partisan politics. He said “Since two years ago there were funds from the Australians and New Zealand sitting at the St Alphonsus Credit Union for lighting, fencing and joggers track.”
But according to Darroux, the green light was given to develop the facility and he asked Lugay to follow up on the matter. He said “Over a year ago a meeting was held, a committee was put together and the permission and go ahead was given to go ahead and develop the playing field,” he said. “I am not sure what has happened since then, but the government has given the go ahead for the development of that playing field, with the funds that they received, so Mr Lugay could probably follow up on this and find out what is the problem.”
In April 2015, the project was being undertaken by the Lindo Park Improvement Committee, but it was halted by the government through the Planning Division. The reason that was given at the time was that the project was being done without government’s permission or approval.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit himself said at the time, that ‘Lindo Park’ is state property, and no one, not even state agencies, had the authority to even appear to take ownership of such properties.
However, Honorable Danny Lugay disagreed with the Prime Minister, and said permission was in fact sought from the Roseau City Council for the development of the project.
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