Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson today met with residents of Ituni to listen to their concerns and share his 2019 plans for the community.
Following the concerns raised, Minister Patterson pledged his support.
“Their concerns were two-fold; the main road and the lack of drainage. Since the road is already being addressed I have undertaken to look into the drainage and I made a commitment to include it in my 2019 budget,” Minister Patterson said.
An area for concern was the condition of internal roads and in this regard,
Minister Patterson offered to provide the residents with necessary resources to upgrade the roadway, despite maintenance of it does not fall under the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s responsibility.
The residents were assured by Minister Patterson that budget 2019 will cater for supplies of cement, blocks and other materials to address the drainage situation. In addition, he pledged to provide tires for the ambulance and to aid in addressing the garbage situation.
“I tasked them with sourcing an old tractor which I will help fix to get it in operation and the Community Development Council (CDC) can use that tractor for garbage collection and proper disposal.”
The further assurance was given to the residents by Minster Patterson that issues raised, which pertained to other ministries, will be relayed to the relevant subject ministers.
Ranetta La Fleur