Residents of Vieux Fort North Vigie Cacoa community receive walkway (+video)

By Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment

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(PRESS RELEASE) — Maneuvering over flooded waterways is now a thing of the past for the residents of the Vigie Cacoa community in Vieux Fort who received a newly constructed mini-bridge walkway donated by the Vieux Fort North Constituency Council.

The handing-over ceremony took place on the weekend of April 14, in the Vigie Cacoa community.

Chairperson of the Vieux Fort North Constituency Council, Mrs. Kate Edmee, highlighted the importance of the Council’s role in community development: ”The Council’s role is to improve the people’s lifestyle by providing basic needs. The residents of this community had no proper access to the main road for work, school and in times of an emergency. ”

The mini walkway will provide a secure path for several families who traverse the route on a daily basis.

Local Government Officer in the Department of Local Government, Mrs. Kiesha Atile, commended the Vieux Fort North Constituency Council for the timely donation: “Today I am proud to see that the Vieux Fort North constituency council provided support to the residents of the Vigie Cocoa community by building this access walking bridge. On behalf of the Local Government Department I want to say thanks to the residents for accepting the little that we have to give. We also pledge our support to you the people of the Cacoa community.”

Residents in the community extended special thanks to the donors for the much needed walkway.

The walkway is the Constituency Council’s first project in the Vigie Cocoa community.

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2 comments

  1. Imagine a "mini bridge" being built in 2019 for " residents of a community who had no proper access to the main road for work, school and in times of an emergency" with tax payers money and the Ministry of Equity calls it a "donation". SMH.
    And by the way, since it was in Vieux North, why wasn't the remarks of the MP carried? Or a better question, was he even invited? Are we carrying on with the cheap politics in everything?

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