hon. ivor stephensonConstituency Representative for the Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique Constituency, Hon. Ivor Stephenson has stated that he is proud of the amount of work that has been done in the area within the past four years.

Hon. Stephenson was addressing the House of Parliament on Monday when he listed the major jobs completed, first in Morne Jaune.

“We saw the rehabilitation of the Morne Jane Primary School. Presently ongoing, we have the rehabilitation of the Morne Jaune main road which takes us from Four Corners to the playing field. An amount of $100,000 is now being spent on this road project.

“Very recently in Morne Jaune we saw the upgrade of the playing field where we spent $35,000.

“A number of residents continue to benefit from a housing project.”

The Constituency Representative says residents of Riviere Cyrique are witness to several projects in that area.

“We saw in the Terre Yam area, road rehabilitation; a section of the road from Touce to the Health Centre has been rehabilitated at a cost of $78,000.

“BNTF funds were made available to the tune of $132, 247 for the continued rehabilitation of that road taking us to the playing field.

“In Morne Fwégaad, in the Dam Road area, presently $41, 345 is now being spent to improve the access into that area of the village. What we see happening in that area is the construction of a footpath with steps to make it much easier for pedestrians.

“Again in sections of the Morne Fwégaad main road, we saw areas rehabilitated to the tune of $34,000. In the Mouchoupié area, we’re talking about farm access improvement; $200,000 has been spent within the last financial year,” the MP listed.

Also in Riviere Cyrique, Government has extended the existing water supply to service more consumers and a lighting project has been completed erecting 35 street lights for the safety and security of commuters.

Additionally, the Riviere Cyrique community hall has been successfully upgraded into a suitable hurricane shelter.

Hon. Stephenson made special mention of a capacity-bui
lding programme which taught young people marketable skills to include electricity, plumbing and pastry-making.

Projects were also undertaken in Grand Fond.

Hon. Stephenson reported that currently, 9 students are pursuing higher education, fully-funded by Government and numerous others are being financially assisted, and 25 young constituents are employed through the National Employment Programme.

READ MORE Wednesday July 30th, 2014