Hon Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit has promised constituents of Bioche that construction of a much needed communal sewage system will begin in March.
The Hon Prime Minister announced this at a meeting with the community on Sunday at the Bioche fisheries complex.
The nation’s leader, along with the Hon Parliamentary Representative for the Colihaut constituency, Lady Catherine Daniel and Hon Minister for Constituency Empowerment, Justina Charles and Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment, Ian Douglas met with villagers to address development concerns in the community of Bioche.
In 2013, Government announced the war on pit latrines in Dominica; a mission the Hon Skerrit believes will be accomplished by the end of 2017.
For the small village of Bioche where the availability of land has posed some difficulty for building septic tanks for individual homes needing a sewage system.
Hon Skerrit says the funding the project has already been secured.
“The monies will be made available to that and I have asked the parl rep to personally see this through. She has to report to me on this, how much money we need, who is the contractor in Bioche we can get to build this …, he said.
Meantime, Hon Skerrit reported that Government has approved the construction of all outstanding washrooms for the Colihaut constituency.
He also assured the people that Government will address all the housing concerns of Bioche.
“From next week, we will send the entire staff of the ministry of housing to Bioche to do a comprehensive assessment of … I know we’ve helped some of you and some of you have utilized the resources wisely, so we need to ensure we complete the improvement to your home so that you don’t have to be bothered about coming back to us ever so often,” he said.
He promised that Government would foot the bill to renovate those houses whether the cost is two, one or half a million dollars.
“But we need to ensure we fix the problem once and for all,” he said.