The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, shared a critical and exclusive update about the construction of the housing project in Scotts Head community The Prime Minister asserted that his government is forging ahead with the construction of housing units in several communities across the country.
Further, the project aims to secure the comfort and well-being of vulnerable citizens in the country. Accordingly, Dr Skerrit shared the status of works on 14 standalone houses and 8 apartment units in Savanne, Scotts Head. According to the update, the 14-three-bedroom houses and eight one-bedroom apartments are under construction in the region.
Meanwhile, the project is a part of the government’s commitment to providing access to safe and resilient homes to the vulnerable population in the country. Reportedly, for this project, the Roosevelt Skerrit-led government of Dominica has contracted ten local contractors for the housing project. The government informed the people that the work for the housing project would complete by August 2023.
Further, the government will hand over the keys to the housing units to the families by the end of the year. The Minister of Housing in the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Melissa Skerrit, visited the housing development site, Scotts Head, to inspect the progress of the housing project. During the visit, Melissa took the opportunity to interact with the contractors.
She interacted with them and heard their concerns and issues. At this time, she promised to work towards addressing and solving the problems of the workforce.
The housing project is among the first major developments in the Scotts Head area. The project commenced in February 2022. The government believes that a new house would serve as an investment for the safety and well-being of the people. Accordingly, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit and his government have invested a large sum into the housing development in the Soufriere Constituency.
Several families in Dominica have also recieved the keys to their houses. Many other families will receive access to their accommodations in the coming months