BVI Parliamentarian reaffirms commitment of laptops in his constituency

When BVI MP of 1st District, Hon Andrew Fahie stated some time ago he was embarking on a community initiative entitled “Let’s Get it together”, to ensure among other things that every family within his district who qualifies receives a free laptop if they do not have one in their household, many thought that it was yet just another promise by a politician.

While many wondered as to how this would be done the expectation and trust was there as because of his proven track record on delivering on his commitment, there was no need to doubt him.

"The First District Representative declared that the price of the laptop is not the important factor but rather the fact that in five to ten years the educational advancement and development would be further as the initiative would have lend to a much more holistic development of all."

However, since then he has gotten the project off already with over ten families receiving their computers while come next week a few more families will be a recipient during a family night where he will also be launching his website. The District representative said the he intends to fulfil his commitment that he had made over a two year period.

In giving the assurance, Minister Fahie said that he will continue with the initiatives until ‘every family’ within his district has a computer. “we are living in the age of advance technology where computers are no longer a luxury but rather a necessity so I will ensure that every family who doesn’t have a computer receives one as while having a computer is very important not all families can afford it,” he said.

Fahie pointed out that he continues to hold meetings within various stakeholders within his district in an effort to effectively monitor the situation. “I am aware as to the number of families that are in need of computers due to the assistance of my hard working district committee for the past twelve years,” he said.

He said that the initiative while aiding the families in being up to date with technological advancement primarily seeks to empower the youths which he noted are the future leaders.”

I am very excited that I had this foresight to execute such an initiative, as it has certainly begun to empower not only the district but the country as a whole. Through the acquisition of a computer they can be better able to compete effectively with a rapidly changing world,” he stressed.

Fahie said that while some people may want to question the initiative he believes that equal opportunities for all is important if stroinger and more unified communities are going to be built.

Fahie said that he firmly believes that with the execution of the initiative over a two year period, it would be assisting the people of the First District and the entire BVI to stand proudly knowing that their representative for District One and his committee has the foresight and determination to assist with holistic development. “Let me repeat that I truly believe that such an investment should be made and the intent is pure and in the best interest of my people of the First District and the entire B.V.I. community,” he concluded.

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