A programme which has facilitated the influx of twenty-five million dollars all over the island since the commencement of Government’s Housing Revolution Programme in 2007 has reached the Castle Bruce Constituency.
In this spot, ten families will know what it means to live comfortably in secure and adequate houses when their Venezuelan-funded Petro Casa’s are complete.
Parliamentary Representative for the area, Hon. Johnson Drigo stated that immediately after the handing over of the Petro Casa’s in Grand Bay, work commenced in Castle Bruce.
“As you can see, we are very satisfied with the progress thus far in Castle Bruce. Quite a number of young persons have been employed on the site. The site is becoming a beautiful housing location, ideally located, facing the ocean and we cannot wait for the completion to hand these houses over to those needy families.”
At this stage, eleven skilled men are employed on the project where the foundations for a few of the houses have already been completed.
Ren Wiltshire, an electrician by trade is one of those working on the petro casa project. Ren is also a constituent.
Ren says, “It’s good for the Castle Bruce people. I applaud Mr. Johnson Drigo for his effort. It’s a long time coming but it’s finally here. It’s the first housing scheme in Castle Bruce so everyone should be happy, excited or elated about this project in Castle Bruce.”
Progress is very smooth, Ren says, before long the recipients will be officially resident in this area. That’s after landscaping, lighting and utilities.
The ten deserving families, chosen from an expansive list of equally deserving applicants, will own their own homes at little or no cost.
The selection process, though daunting can be a discouraging one but hon. Drigo is assured that constituents are understanding and more importantly patient of the process.
“People are still asking and applying however we have a democratic system here so the people will be informed as to who these ten people are so that others will understand why they have not been selected.”
At San Sauveur, ten more pre-fabricated petro casas will be erected to improve life for even more Dominicans. That project is in the excavation phase.
Hon. Drigo did not neglect to say thank you on behalf of his constituents to the Government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
He says, “We are eternally grateful to the Venezuelan Government for all they are doing in Dominica, in particular the Castle Bruce Constituency.”