The Hon Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, met with fisherfolk of Dublanc on Monday to address concerns which they voiced at a town hall meeting which was recently held in the community.
At that meeting, the Hon Member of Parliament for that constituency, Lady Catherine Daniel, had given Government’s commitment to construct a filling station in Dublanc.
At Monday’s, the Hon Prime Minister, revealed that the tendering process for this project has begun and construction should begin soon.
Also at that meeting, the fisheries cooperative had the opportunity make several requests in the quest to improve the business of its members. Some of these include locker rooms, two fibre glass boats and storage facilities.
Hon Skerrit assured that once the budget has been passed, the funds for the boats will be made available. He asked the cooperative to indicate how these boats will be managed. Prime Minister Skerrit also gave the commitment to constructing the locker rooms and the storage facilities needed.
He vowed to work collaboratively with the fisherfolk to make life better for them. “We are here to support you, but the success of these initiatives will depend [you].”
The Hon Member of Parliament for the Colihaut constituency, Lady Catherine Daniel said she too will continue to give support to the fisherfolks of Dublanc. She was instrumental in initiating the Dublanc Fisheries Cooperative.
Also on the cards for residents of Dublanc is a sea defense wall.
In the past, residents have been affected severely by large sea swells causing damage to their homes.
“I have said to the Parl Rep that I want this wall to commence this year,” Prime Minister Skeritt assured the residents,” Hon Skerrit said.