Caribbean news. Residents of the Tete Morne Community may soon say good bye to pit latrines as EC$ 100,000 has been made available from the government to kick start the process in eradicating them.

Photo courtesy http://dominicanewsonline.com/

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The cheque presentation was made on Wednesday by Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit during the  14th inauguration of the Tete Morne village Council.

“I want to say to the council within your three-year term with your Parl Rep, I would like to ensure that we eradicate pit latrines in Tete Morne,” he said. “I am giving you a first cheque to start the process and that cheque is in the amount of EC $100,000.00.”

He urged the council to remain committed and say positive things about the country, noting that there are some who are only interested in negativism.

“It is easy to criticize but when you put your shoulder to the wheel and when you look back you don’t see those people who criticize you,” the Prime Minister said.

Meanwhile MP for Grand Bay, Justina Charles wants the new council and the community to collaborate and work together.

“That is very, very important,” she stated.

Charles noted that there have been negative comments about past councils and is encouraging those who can do better to come forward to make a contribution to the community.

“I am hoping that is what I am seeing today … that instead of sitting and speaking negatively we are now coming in to make our contribution to the development and improvement of what is happening in the Tete Morne community,” she said.

In October of 2013 the government declared a “war on pit latrines” which is a continuation of government’s Home Renovation and Sanitation Programme.

The communities of Castle Bruce, Kalinago Territory, Atkinson, among others, have received financial assistance to construct modern washroom facilities to replace the pit latrines. Article courtesy http://dominicanewsonline.com/