Hector John Clears Air on No Show to Salisbury Water Project Deal Signing
Parliamentary Representative for the Salisbury Constituency, Mr. Hector John is refuting allegations by Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit that, he deliberately did not show for the deal signing of the Grand Savanne Water Project on March 26th 2014.
Mr. John however, said this allegation by the Prime Minister was done for nothing more than gaining political mileage on the Opposition United Workers Party.
He noted that he was only notified a day before the event via a telephone call at about 12:00 noon, by Public Relations Officer of DOWASCO Mr. Edward Registe, who is also the Vice President of the Dominica Labour Party.
Mr. John added he was invited to be present to speak at the ceremony which he immediately agreed to.
Mr. Registe then promised to send him an email with information needed to effectively complete his speech as it related to the project. Mr. John said that email was never received.
“He [Edward Registe] told me it would be late already so he would just apologise on my behalf” that I would not attend.
The Parliamentary Representative noted, at the recently held Youth Parliament, he drafted the only question at the event, seeking information on the West Coast Water Project.
Mr. John added, it was a deliberate effort on the Government that a major activity involving his constituency that he was only notified less than 24 hours in advance, which shows there is no respect from the Government for the Office of the Opposition and elected Parliamentarians.
When contacted Mr. Registe chose not to speak on the matter.