Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit says although Dominica is very much captive of a global situation beyond Government’s control, Government is actively seeking innovative ways to keep the wheels of the economy turning to ensure that Dominicans are gainfully employed. One way in which Government plans to stimulate the local economy is through an aggressive construction programme.
“Your Government has therefore fast tracked our Public Sector Investment Programme, to bring projects online speedily, ad encourage the circulation of more money in the economy. This includes the East Coast Road Rehabilitation Project, and the wider Capital Projects portfolio, which is worth some 427.2 million dollars,” Prime Minister Skerrit stated.
Prime Minister Skerrit says Government is fulfilling its promises and meeting the sustainable development goals and transforming Dominica by empowering citizens to own their own home.
“Further economic stimulation and job creation will come from the continuation of our housing programme, and Government’s thrust to build 5000 climate resilient homes for Dominica’s most vulnerable citizens of which we have constructed well over 1,640 so far. These homes are architecturally pleasing, well-constructed and resilient. The construction programmers outline will have beneficial impacts on other sectors of the economy, from transportation to manufacturing, mining and quarrying to wholesale and retail to name a few,” the Prime Minister added.