Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

ABUSE OF POWER: DOMINICA'S PRIME MINISTER DRAWS HUGE HOUSING ALLOWANCE WHILE STAYING RENT-FREE AT STATE HOUSE

Skerrit & Monfared

Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Dominica, has fleeced the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica for years, drawing huge sums for a residence, while staying rent-free at State House, the Official Residence of the President. If you think this is both improper and excessive, wait until you see what his plans are for the coming year; A Bloody Palace.

According to information furnished from official records by Opposition leader Lennox Linton:

(1) In 2018-2019, Skerrit drew EC$310,139, while living for free at State House.

(2) In 2019-2020, Skerrit collected EC$544,484 for official housing, while again living at State House.

It gets worse; we recently reported that Skerrit was engaged in setting up a Presidential Palace. His cooperative Cabinet has approved the costs, by illegally designating the funds as being drawn from the Contingency Fund for Unforeseen Expenditures, thereby keeping the actual figures outside of public view and approval. The total for 2020-2021 is reported to be, including building rental costs, staff and expenses, a grand total of EC$771, 000. That's $64,000 per month.  Can you say financial obscenity ?

This lavish palace is being prepared while Dominicans struggle under the COVID-19 pandemic, the damage from a tropical storm followed by a hurricane, a failed agricultural sector, and zero local industry. All this from the man who would be king.

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