Parliament has approved for the formation of a Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency for Dominica.
The Agency will replace the Public Assistance Program formerly known as the “Red Clinic”.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said at Parliament on Thursday, the new Agency will make it easier for Dominicans in need of urgent assistance.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said over the years the government continues to increase spending towards social intervention programmes.
Mr. Skerrit said that the Rapid Response Social Agency which was just approved by parliament aims to alleviate human suffering.
Meantime, Skerrit announced that a senior official will be appointed as an ambassador to serve as an adviser on social policy interventions.