East Berbice Corentyne residents receive keys to new homes
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Several residents in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) will now benefit from low-cost housing, compliments of Food For The Poor (FFTP) Guyana Incorporated.
With over 100 applications on the list within the East Berbice- Corentyne area, FFTP has already embarked on a housing project from the upper Corentyne to the East Bank of Berbice. This project will see sixteen families acquiring sixteen (16) two-bedroom houses constructed by the organization. Each of the houses is equipped with a toilet and bath, as well as a water tank.
A presentation ceremony to hand over the keys to the families was held at the St. Francis Community Developers building, Portuguese Quarter in Rose Hall Town.
The programme was chaired by the president of FFTP Berbice chapter Alex Foster. Also attending were Food and Agriculture Organization FAO representative to Guyana Reuben Robertson and Resident Representative and coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme to Guyana (UNPD) Mikoko Tanaka along with the FFTP Officer, Andrea Benjamin.
Benjamin urged the beneficiaries to care their new homes and ensure proper maintenance of the structures. UNDP representative Tanaka commended the FFTP and encouraged the organisation to keep the good work up. She also pledged her organisation’s support to any future ventures by the FFTP.
One of the policies of FFTP is that the family must have access to land before the organisation can assist also the homes must all be one standard size and design. Since the organization has over 100 applications on record, assessments will be conducted to identify the families whose needs are more urgent. These families will be given priority.
By: Tanuja Raikha
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