(CBN4, DOMINICA) – The Government of Dominica has handed over seven new homes to seven families in LaPlaine.

The handing over ceremony was held on the weekend (Sunday March  20, 2017) where the keys were handed over.

The construction of these homes was funded by the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program.

Parliamentary Representative for the LaPlaine Constituency  and Minister for Education Honourable Petter Saint Jean stated that approximately three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) was spent on the housing project.

“We identified seven needy families that we were going to give those houses to,” Saint Jean said. “We constructed one two bedroom house…for about sixty four thousand dollars and six single bedroom houses for forty two thousand dollars a piece.”

Saint Jean also assured the constituents of Boetica and Delices  that more houses will be erected in their area.

According to Saint Jean the government’s mission is to assist those who are in need.

“Our mission is to help the downtrodden, seven families have been identified. We have Worrel Cuffy, Robinson Bougouneau, Melanie Prosper, Juliana Lewis recipient of the two bedroom house,  Billy Williams, Melvin Newton and Oneal John.”

The MP for the LaPlaine Constituency stated that he has a legal, moral and christian responsibility to attend to the needs of his constituents.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has also approved an additional one million dollars for housing development in the LaPlaine constituency.