Allocations of House lots in Pomeroon-Supenaam Region
Ministry of Communities, Department of Housing, Georgetown Guyana, November 7, 2019. Residents of Pomeroon-Supenaam Region were in all smiles on November 5, as they received their allocations letters for house lots in Onderneeming, Phase three. The allocations were presented by the Hon. Annette Ferguson, Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibilities for the housing sector; at State House.
Minister Ferguson told applicants that one of the basic needs of any human being is having a shelter over his/her head. Transferring the ownership of lands to applicants’ means that their lives will now be transformed.
Minister, Ferguson said the APNU/AFC government is committed to solving the housing need of its people. She also explained that the Government has moved away from handing out lots to applicants without basic infrastructure.
“Under the Central Housing and Planning Authority, service lots are allocated to applicants. We want to move away from allocating ‘Bush Lots’ to applicants. When you are allocated a house lot, you must be able to move immediately to commence construction”.
Lots were allocated to applicants who were in the system as far back as 2006. Those allocated were classified as low and middle-income.
Among those receiving an allocation were Alvin Welcome and his wife, Simonie Christioni. The couple said they were elated to have finally been allocated a lot on which they can construct their home.
The couple relocated from the East Bank of Demerara in 2017 after their home was destroyed by a fire. Mr. Welcome said they were unable to save anything from the burning house.
Apart from the allocating of lots, staff members of the CH&PA were able to address several housing-related matters.