(PLTM) - Allen Wheatley believes that the Eighth District is plagued with social issues which outweighs the economic problems in the community.
Wheatley, a former Financial Secretary is contesting the District 8 seat under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket at the upcoming general elections.
He is hoping, once elected to address those issues.
“The social issues outweighs the economic ones, though the financial ones are important but the social issues surrounding matters when it comes to single parent –moms…and fathers…programmes we would like to put in place for those individuals,” he said, noting that those persons need a support base.
He also mentioned other issues such as infrastructure, specifically sewerage and roads.
“I think you [Premier Natalio Wheatley] said they have tendered for the pump station by the police station…so soon we will be able to connect Greenland as well as the Seventh District to the sewerage system and get that rectify in terms of getting the sewage off the road in the Greenland area in the Eighth District and the entire Seventh District, in the next couple of months,” he expressed.
Wheatley also spoke about the need for an improved education system in the area, pointing that he believes that there should be a junior high school on the eastern end of the island.
He mentioned that a piece of land which can be acquired to allow for the latter.
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