Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony has lamented that the people of his Vieux Fort South constituency are being made to suffer because of their loyalty to the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
The comments were made in a post on the SLP’s official Facebook page last week.
According to Anthony, during his last term in office he diverted most of his Constituency Development Funds into building concrete roads in various neighbourhoods in Vieux-Fort South.
He stated that the communities of Cantonement, Bruceville, Doe Camel and La Ressource were among the beneficiaries.
The Vieux Fort South MP disclosed that community of Cedar Heights was one of the last places to be touched by this programme.
“The plan was to completely transform the existed poor road network into new, durable, concrete strips,’ the former PM stated.
He said the main road near Martha’s tire service, a connecting road to La Tourney and at least two other areas in Cedar Heights got new concrete roads.
“It is disheartening that an entire constituency can be made to suffer simply because of its loyalty to the Saint Lucia Labour Party. While the transformation of the road network remains undone, we are hearing of plans by the Chastanet Government to construct new islands in Vieux-Fort South,” the Facebook post said.
“These are but a few examples of what currently exists in Vieux-Fort South. Rome was not built in a day, but certainly, this community would have been better in three years as there is evidence that the progress had already started,” Anthony noted.