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Contact: Adhara King


Thursday, May 14, 2009 –  The Ministry of Communications, Works, Transport and Public Utilities fact finding mission, through a series of constituency tours around the island, is continuing to receive positive feedback from opposition parliamentarians.


Headed by Communications and Works Minister Guy Joseph, the tours are being done in an effort to identify the critical needs of the country as they relate to the work of the ministry, and to create a plan to address them.


“We have been dealing in the past with issues on an ad-hoc basis. We are more reactive than being proactive. The intention of these constituency visits is to really lay out a road map for the ministry as to where we intend to go, to understand the critical needs, to have them on a priority list so that as funds become available we can really focus on the key areas of concern,” said Minister Joseph during the tour.


The team, which also included the ministry's permanent secretary, chief engineer and engineering staff has visited three constituencies thus far—all of them opposition held parliamentary districts.


Parliamentary Representative for Castries East Honourable Phillip J. Pierre, whose constituency was visited on Tuesday, expressed his appreciation to the minister for looking at the needs of his constituency.


“What we dealt with today was mainly the major infrastructural works that are needed. Other works are needed but I think we can do that in due time. The main problems are problems of land slippage, problems with the Entrepot river wall—mainly problems of land slippage and retaining structures,” noted Pierre.


MP Pierre says he looks forward to meeting with the minister and his staff to formulate a plan to alleviate the problems seen.  Minister Joseph acknowledged major concerns in the Castries East area stemming from aging infrastructure and river bank erosion.

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