Governor Augustus Jaspert has bemoaned that another Christmas season has met some residents still working and living in hurricane-damaged quarters.
Addressing the issue at a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Jaspert said he is hoping that the government addresses this issue in the coming year.
He said: “As we go into this Christmas season, there are many among us who still among us living and working and will spend Christmas in far from ideal conditions.”
“This needs addressing, and we must continue to prioritize, and I hope that some progress can be made and support those in need.”
Meanwhile, Governor Jaspert disclosed that the matter at hand is painful to him.
“It pains me when I see people still living in homes that are damaged or to see public servants still working in offices that are damaged and haven’t been repaired.
When asked if he felt enough was being done by the Andrew Fahie-led administration, he replied: “I won’t ever think enough is being done until the territory uses the opportunity (the 2017 hurricanes) whilst it was never an opportunity that we wanted, but to use that opportunity to rebuild even better.”
“I hope that 2020 will be positive growth for us all with development and recovery underpinned by tangible government reforms. That is something the government has committed to doing, and I hope in 2020 things move forward, that we have the structures ready to move forward, we have the offer of the loan guarantee from the UK which has now been there for over two years,” he said.
The Andrew Fahie administration took office less than a year ago.