Minister meets new CH&PA Board on housing agenda
Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal says he is looking forward to working with the new Board of Directors of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to make its procedures more efficient.
Minister Croal made the comment during a virtual meeting with the new Board on Friday. Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Hon. Susan Rodrigues and CH&PA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sherwyn Greaves also attended the meeting.
Dr. Emanuel Cummings is the new Chairman of the Board, which includes members Mr. Julius Fabaer, Mr. David Armogan, Mr. Michael Hutson, Mr. Cosmos De Santos, Ms. Azeena Baksh, Mr. Yonnick David, and Ms. Chandrowtie Sarran. These appointments were greenlighted by the Cabinet.
The Board held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, to advance its fast-paced and comprehensive housing plan. More than $3 billion has been allotted in Budget 2020 to expand the robust housing agenda planned by the Government.
Dr. Cummings, who has held the position of lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Guyana (UG), also has experience in the housing sector. He previously served as a CH&PA Board member.
The Board will serve from September 10, 2020 to September 9, 2021. Meetings will continue virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice.
Other members of the newly installed Board from Municipalities include:
Mr. Rikhiram Ramphal
Office of the Mahdia Town Council
Mr. Chattergoon Ramnauth
His Worship the Mayor
Mayor and Town Council
Rose Hall Town
Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown.
Mr. Borris Singh
The Mayor and Town Council of Mabaruma
Barima-Waini (Region One)
Mr. Imran Amin
The Mayor and Town Council of Corriverton
79, Corriverton, Corentyne Berbice
Mr. Brian Lewis
Senior Buildings Inspector
The Linden Mayor and Town Council
Her Worship the Mayor
The Mayor and Town Council, New Amsterdam
Mr. John Macedo
His Worship the Mayor
The Mayor and Town Council of Lethem
Mr. Kenneth Williams
The Mayor and Town Council of Bartica
Mr. Herman Persaud
Office of the Anna Regina Town Council