Residents of the Choiseul/ Saltibus constituency were given the opportunity to dialogue with government ministers at a St Lucia Labour Party organized town hall meeting over the weekend.
At that gathering, status updates were given on governmental projects in the area. Among those discussed was the impending roadworks in the Saltibus area. Minister for Infrastructure Philip J. Pierre reported that consultants had already been selected to start the project, which also extends to other southern communities.
He further informed of ongoing de-silting of waterways and drainage works on the Balca road. Rehabilitation of that route is expected to follow immediately.
Additionally, residents in the Piaye area were assured that the PROUD program would continue “to benefit them as well as other constituents of Choiseul/Saltibus who are desirous of owning land on which they have lived for a long time.” That assertion came from Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. According to him, during the SLP’s previous reign, lands were provided free of charge to residents of the Piaye area.
Agriculture Minister Moses Jn. Baptiste also announced that “the much awaited feed mill had now started operations in Vieux Fort and as a result farmers can expect to enjoy savings in the purchase of feed for their animals.”
Parliamentary Representative for the district Lorne Theophilus gave his word that he will be more involved in the constituency in the “coming period.”
A press release said that Theophilus promised constituents that he wil be more visible “despite the challenges associated with his ministerial responsibilities … now that he had completed his first year of setting the course for successful implementation of Government’s programmes for Tourism and the Creative Industries.”
The town hall meeting was held on Saturday June 22, 2013 at the LA Fargue Community Center.