The Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, recently interacted with the media during a press conference. During the session, he provided the people of Dominica with updates on several critical issues. The Prime Minister offered significant updates about the workings of the country.
During the press conference, Prime Minister Skerrit spoke to the media and provided an update regarding the construction of the international airport. Speaking on behalf of the government, he said, As it relates to the international airport, you have seen the movement on the ground with the offloading of heavy equipment to Begin work on the site.
The prime minister said he heard some public statements about payments for land and homeowners in the Wesley area. According to the Prime Minister, the government of Dominica is addressing the issue, and we wish to advise against malicious attempts by people with no direct interest in the matter of payments seeking to turn this matter into a conflict.
In line with this, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit asserted that compensation is an ongoing process. The Prime Minister shared that they have issued payment in full to landowners for Twenty-Four Million Three hundred and forty-four thousand eight hundred and seven dollars and forty-eight cents. He noted that this figure comes from January 2023.
PM Skerrit assured the people that they would continue to repay the outstanding amounts to landowners in the next few weeks.
He further informed the people that the authorities have handed over keys to completed residences to 26 homeowners affected by the construction of the international airport in a new Joe Burton development. He shared that works are ongoing on constructing an additional 13 units.
Meanwhile, PM Skerrit shared that in line with the government’s humanitarian considerations, they have decided to build 12 homes for families living on a Parcel of land with terrible housing conditions. Accordingly, we’ve given these families brand-new homes at no cost to them.