Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has stressed the need to clean up this country while expressing concern over the state of cleanliness in Saint Lucia.
Pierre spoke during Monday’s handover by Taiwanese Ambassador Peter Chen of $US 612,000 in Taiwanese funds for this country’s Constituency Development Programme (CDP).
The Prime Minister said the money would fund community projects and cleanup Saint Lucia.
“I am sure many of you who look at the state of this country – the verges. There are some areas in the country where the bush is actually on the road. A country cannot continue to look like that, and in all constituencies, we will try to use some of that $612,000 to clean Saint Lucia – to have a new spirit, a freshness, a cleanliness in this country,” Pierre stated.
“And you cannot have a country where it seems to be developing but where the people are not part of that development. And I am asking the Ambassador that I’ll be knocking on his door very shortly to have possibly a one put in front of the 612 thousand to do more cleanup projects because I can assure him that because of the state of this country, the $612,000 will surely not be enough to clean it up, but we are going to use part of it to clean this country,” he said.
Headline photo: Flashback – Cleanup exercise in Soufriere – July 19, 2020