“This committee has a lot of hard work ahead of it,” Mantha said in a press release. “The community can’t afford for their work to be delayed because they don’t have the equipment they need. I requested the equipment from the Ministry last week, and I’m grateful that they have agreed to provide them.”
The committee was formed by the Chamber of Commerce after the Algo Centre Mall collapse in June, an event that claimed the lives of Lucie Aylwin and Doloris Perizzolo. The committee is tasked with finding new space for displaced businesses and securing financial assistance for affected families.
“Having appropriate equipment is a major help for this committee,” Mantha said. “I’m eager to do whatever I can to support this committee. This is my home, and I will stand with my neighbours every step of the way as we rebuild our community.”
The Ministry has agreed to provide a dozen computers to the committee, as well as other network equipment.