Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has addressed issues and criticisms surrounding the quarry challenge being established within the Richmond space in North Leeward.
Talking on Star Radio yesterday, the prime minister agreed that there was no excuse for not having one other spherical of session on the challenge. His remark comes after residents expressed disappointment that they weren’t notified work was about to start.
He said: “Clearly the assorted officers didn’t transfer with the expedition to do the session and since an earlier session was accomplished in relation to a different earlier set of traders and that didn’t come via —that one session doesn’t go to a different.
The imminence of one other one ought to have generated a comparable degree of session.”
Gonsalves famous there was already a number of preparation for a quarry there, together with the Environmental Social Influence Evaluation, in any other case the planning authorities wouldn’t have given approval.
He added that in North Leeward, individuals with lands who’re in occupation of State land and who’ve crops might be compensated.
The prime minister stated: “They know in each respect we are going to ensure they’re correctly compensated and we are going to see if we may discover different land elsewhere.”
Gonsalves additionally famous the quarry is necessary for the nation.
On Thursday, Authorities senator, Minister of City Growth, Julian Francis, is anticipated to host a media briefing to handle questions on the quarry challenge in Richmond.