PM Roosevelt Skerrit meets Parl Rep for Marigot, discusses constituency affairs

Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, met with the Parliamentary Representative for the Marigot Constituency, Anthony Charles on Friday morning. 

PM Roosevelt Skerrit meets Parl Rep for Marigot, discusses constituency affairs
PM Roosevelt Skerrit meets Parl Rep for Marigot, discusses constituency affairs

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, met with the Parliamentary Representative for the Marigot Constituency, Anthony Charles on Friday morning. 

The meeting featured a cordial discussion on matters related to constituency affairs. The discussion of the meeting also revolves around the developmental work initiated by the Government in the constituency. 

He also gets the proper report on the ways to uplift the several sectors in the constituency. PM Roosevelt Skerrit extended his full support for the development of the socio-economic aspect of the country. 

PM Skerrit also shared glimpses of the meeting and said, “I had a most cordial discussion with the Parliamentary Representative for the Marigot Constituency, Hon. Anthony Charles, this morning about matters related to the management of his constituency affairs.” 

The focal point of the meeting was the discussion of several priority projects, such as the construction of the infrastructure, the development of the education and healthcare system and economic growth. 

He said, “We spoke of his priority projects, and I reiterated the Government’s support of his plans to uplift the lives of his constituents.” 

Further, Finance Minister Dr Irving McIntyre, Tourism Denise Charles and Cassanni Laville also joined the discussion. The meeting was held in the prime minister’s office. 

Earlier, Finance Minister Dr Irving McIntyre presented the budget for the 2023/24 fiscal year in the third session of the parliament. The concept of the budget of Dominica for this year was based on National Reset, tackling the current global environment and the unknown challenges which lie ahead. 

Besides this, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, and Social Security has received the largest allocation of the recurrent estimates totalling $271.9 million, or 42.5 percent.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Social Services stood at the second spot with a budget allocation of $73.0 million, or 11.4 percent. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reiterated his commitment to fulfil its goals of sustainable development, climate resilience, and overall growth of Dominica. 

The budget for this fiscal year also showcased the step of the Government in fulfilling these commitments. The Government has announced resetting agriculture so that it could contribute $700 million to the GDP by 2030. 

Further, the construction of the marina will also start in November this year for the upliftment yachts.