Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Friday, 22 February 2019

A female farmer from the community of Mahaut will soon have better access to her farm in the Layou Park area, thanks to the intervention of the Hon. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.

Amelia Ambrose of Mahaut brought forth her concern to the Hon. Prime Minister during a town hall meeting in Mahaut last Thursday august 6th.

Prime Minister Skerrit agreed to visit her on Monday and that promise was fulfilled.

“She had an issue with her road so I took a decision this morning to provide her with the necessary support. We will be hauling the tarish here for her and laying it at no cost to her. That should be done before the end of this week.

Also, based on her request, we will be providing her with a quantity of fertilizer for her farm. The Director of Agriculture is there and I have indicated to him to continue providing her with technical support.”

The long time farmer says she is indebted to the Hon. Prime Minister for his support.

“I had my access road but because of the construction of the abattoir, I had no access. Three months after, I had to cut a road on my own and I needed assistace. I tried my best but nothing,” she said. “So I asked the Prime Minister for assistance in Mahaut and on Monday morning at 9, he was here to see me.

“Such rapid response and I am so grateful for that. I never thought it would be so quick…He’s keeping it real,” Ambrose said laughing.

The Hon. Prime Minister says this is precisely what the town hall meetings are all about.

“It’s about hearing from people their concerns and about the things which are happening. To hear what issues they have with the Government or the system and see how we can respond is a practical way.”

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