BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, October 03, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Shortly after his return home from a hectic yet fruitful official visit to the United States of America, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris spent the most part of his day on Wednesday, October 02, visiting various establishments and residences throughout Constituency Seven, which he represents in the National Assembly.
Wednesday’s tour of the constituency was yet another example of Prime Minister Harris’ efforts and desire to remain connected to the people whom he serves.
While out and about in the constituency, Dr. Harris visited the homes of several residents whom he had assisted in achieving improved living conditions. As the Parliamentary Representative for Constituency Seven for over 25 years, Dr. Harris regularly engages with his constituents to determine their needs and follows up to ensure that they are met.
The Honourable Prime Minister also interacted with community enhancement workers attached to the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) and visited the construction site for the new home base of the Explorers Youth Clubs located at Mol-Phil Extension in Phillip’s Village.
There, Prime Minister Harris indicated that the construction of the new Explorers Campsite building represents a major investment by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis in the young people.
“What we are attempting to do through the Explorers is to find organized activities for young people to come together, to learn to live together, to make friends and also at the same time to develop a positive attitude to law and order in the country. The leadership for the Explorers Club is drawn from the police and is part of the community support. We want young people to develop an interest in policing and law enforcement so later we don’t have to go to Grenada or St. Vincent or any other country for that matter [for police recruits] because we have a steady flow of young people interested in keeping their country safe,” the prime minister added.
The construction of the $2.4 million dollar facility is being carried out by a local building company, M & D Construction Services, which is based in Phillip’s Village.
Dr. Harris said, “I’m happy for the opportunity that it has provided and this is also for this contractor the largest single project that he has undertaken, so if he delivers on time and in budget this would be the strongest testimonial to his capacity.”
Prime Minister Harris regularly hosts events that gives his constituents opportunities to interact directly with their elected representative. These include his constituency walkthroughs, one-on-one consultations, monthly health walks and public meetings.