Press Release:– The swearing-in ceremony for the Castries South East Constituency Council was held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. The sworn in Councillors are: Mario Boyce, (Chairperson); Ambrose Adolph (Deputy Chairperson; Francisca Thomas; Jerzel C Fontenelle; Benedicta Frederick; Joycelyn Francois-Daniel; Kessera Saiwak; Shatall C Paul-Olivier; Lance N Octave; Michael E Desir; Tennyson D Edmunds.
The District Representative for Castries South East, Honourable Joachim Henry urged his Councillors to have a fresh look coming in and familiarize themselves with the Constituency Council Act of 2012 which speaks to not just cutting grass and cleaning drains but look at promoting local government and empowering the people.
Honourable Henry also indicated that he would like to see the Council work with the Social Transformation Officer and Youth and Sports Officer as well as other agencies to address the myriad of issues in the constituency.
Honourable Richard Frederick, Minister of Housing and Local Government in the Office of the Prime Minister advised the Councillors to be one of a difference; one for the people and move from the partisan approach.
The new council was asked to prepare a developmental plan for their constituency and identify outside donors to fund their projects. Honourable Frederick indicated that the Council could achieve its mandate and execute the project/programmes identified for the constituency without reliance on central government.
Newly sworn in Chairperson, Mr. Mario Boyce expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve and indicated that he is looking forward to working with the Councillors to develop Castries South East for the betterment of all the people.