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The Ministry of Works & Housing welcomes Project Coordinator

13th July 2016

A Project Coordinator has been appointed to serve within the Ministry of Works and Housing to coordinate the Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Institutional Capacity Building Project.

Mr. Dennis Cudjoe was appointed by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda through the Ministry of Works and Housing. He will be working with the Director to oversee the successful implementation of the project, made possible through a grant funding of US $20 million from the British Government. His appointment took effect on July 11, 2016.

The project funding is being channeled through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

The Minister of Works and Housing, the Hon. Eustace Lake said he is pleased to welcome the Project Coordinator:

"I am particularly pleased with the appointment of Mr. Cudjoe as he comes to the Ministry with a wealth of experience and skill. I am confident that he will assist my Ministry with the construction of roads that are of international standards and will last for many years to come."

The passionate Works and Housing Minister further indicated that:

"The Project Coordinator will be working along with the Director and other members of the Technical Steering Committee in overseeing the project."

He made specific mention of the plans to seek additional funding from the CDB.

"All of our eggs are not in one basket", the Minister said: "we cannot rely on funding from the British Government alone. We have made some efforts to secure the additional funds needed. Government has already earmarked over US $20 million for the completion of the road rehabilitation institutional capacity building project."

The Works and Housing Director, Lucine Hanley said he is pleased with the appointment of Cudjoe:

"I welcome the Project Coordinator, Eng. Dennis Cudjoe and look forward to a successful implementation of the road rehabilitation program. His initial appointment is for four (4) months, with the possibility of an extension of the contract.

The aim is to do everything possible to make sure that the project's goals and objectives are met." he said.