James: Unemployment biggest problem in Micoud South

Former Micoud South MP, Arsene James, has said that unemployment is the biggest problem facing the constituency.

James, a former Minister of Education, said that with the demise of the banana industry,a number of people are looking for work.

“To find work it means that they either have to travel to Castries or go to Vieux Fort,” he explained.

The former MP however noted that the  Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to revive the banana industry and people are beginning to plant bananas again.

He declared that this was a good sign.

The former MP praised the Desert Star Holdings (DSH) project, asserting that a number of jobs will be created.

He explained that Vieux Fort where the project will be concentrated, is near to Micoud South.

James said the people of Micoud South travel  often to Vieux Fort to do banking, shopping and visit St Jude Hospital.

He disclosed that as a result, they are looking forward to the US$ 2.6 billion DSH project.

The former minister said in addition to unemployment, there is the issue of roads

“A number of our roads are in very deplorable condition – last year we had a lot of rainfall and it made the roads worse, so we need to concentrate on the feeder roads especially,” he stated.