by Linda Straker
- Nation Builders initiative to eliminate bureaucratic hindrance of community projects
- Debate seeks to repeal section of Nawasa Act prohibiting lien against premises with unpaid debt
- Amendment to ensure every residential property has indoor plumbing by year 2027
Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell said that his administration would not be assisting homeowners without including indoor plumbing.
“This administration doesn’t intend to embark on home repairs or build homes that do not have bathrooms and toilets. We will not be building homes that do not have bathrooms and toilets because we will be contributing to the very problem that we are trying to eliminate,” he told a sitting of the Lower House of Parliament on 28 November.
Mitchell was at the time contributing to the debate which sought to repeal the section of the National Water and Sewage Authority Act that will prohibit the main water distributor from placing a lien against premises with unpaid debt. He explained that the main aim of legislation amendment is to ensure that every residential property has indoor plumbing by 2027.
“There is still a large number of Grenadians that struggle with having access to quality water and numerous homes in the country continue to rely on outside pit toilets,” said Tevin Andrews, Member of Parliament for Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Andrews explained the Bill seeks to consider an initiative launched by the Government called “Nation Builders”. Launched earlier this year, Nation Builders is an initiative that seeks to eliminate the bureaucratic handlings that often hinder the implementation of community projects and instead encourage citizen active involvement in the development of our beloved country.