Keen to represent
Minister of Health Donville Inniss is looking forward to representing the people of St. James South another five years.
With a general election being held next month, he told Barbados TODAY he was proud of the achievements in his first term and had a number of additional programmes and projects he was keen to start after the February 21 poll.
Inniss has produced a constituency report document which he will be sending to all constituents in the coming days, and this “will be followed with an indication of what more we plan to do in the next term”.
Calling the report “a quiet reminder of what we have been able to achieve in this constituency”, the Democratic Labour Party member said there were a number of major achievements constituents could see “with the naked eye”.
These included roads and drainage, clearing unkempt lots in the area, something he called “a big issue for the constituency”, providing housing solutions including the new middle income housing development underway in West Terrace Gardens.
“There has also been beyond that the ability to comfort and work with people in perhaps what would have been classified as the most challenging economic times. Those things you don’t see with the naked eye but there are still there in terms of employment, furthering education and comforting them in their darkest moments,” he said.
Inniss said constituents should expect “continuing good representation, being proactive and responsive to people’s needs”.
“There are some things that we will do in our second term like the expansion of natural gas in communities like Husbands Gardens, Husbands Heights and continuing improved road works and enhanced entrepreneurship programmes. We have a lot of people who really want to become entrepreneurs and we have a duty to continue to support that,” he noted.
Also planned were additional youth programmes and the establishment of commercial facilities at West Terrace near the National Cultural Foundation’s offices. (SC)