Over 100 police ranks get house lots during CH&PA outreach in Region Six

Georgetown, GINA, June 9, 2016

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), today conducted another successful “Meet the Public Day,” in Region Six at the Albion Sports Complex. Over 100 ranks of the Guyana Police Force were allocated house lots in Kildonan/ Chesney and Number 76 and 77 Villages, at prices ranging from $92,000 to $300,000.

Commander of ‘B’ Division, Ian Amsterdam applauded the CH&PA and Minister with responsibility for this sector, Valerie Sharpe-Patterson for working with the Guyana Police Association to organize the activity.

Minister within the Ministry of Communities, with responsibility for Housing Valerie Sharpe Patterson with Director of Operations, Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Denise King-Tudor and Commander of B Division, Ian Amsterdam during the outreach at the Albion Sport Complex

Minister within the Ministry of Communities, with responsibility for Housing Valerie Sharpe Patterson with Director of Operations, Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Denise King-Tudor and Commander of B Division, Ian Amsterdam during the outreach at the Albion Sport Complex

“I am indeed very happy that our Police Association has been able to broker this deal with the Ministry allowing our ranks this easy access to receive a house lot,” Amsterdam said.

Amsterdam pointed out that the issue of house lot acquisition has been a burning one for the ranks of the force. He explained that this is because the application process was tedious. “The process was so long and then our rank could not get the time to leave work and go spend a whole day in Georgetown, so I just thank the Minister for coming to us,” he said.

The ‘B’ Division Commander said the allocation will also help improve security in new housing areas. “If we have ranks living in all the new housing schemes, that is also going to be a security benefit to the area, because they would be able to provide some amount of security to the neighbourhood, that they are going to be living in,” he said.

Residents of Region Six at the outreach at the Albion Sport Complex.

Residents of Region Six at the outreach at the Albion Sport Complex.

The day’s activities also saw several other citizens being allocated house lots.

The activity is expected to continue tomorrow, as CH&PA will be at the Region Five, Regional Office (Fort Wellington) for another outreach. This one will target serving ranks of the Guyana Police Force and residents of Burma.

These latest outreaches are aimed at intensifying the CH&PA’s drive to ensure that affordable housing solutions are within the reach of all Guyanese.

Already for the year, similar exercises have been conducted in Regions Three, Four, Five, Six, Nine and Ten, to the benefit of residents of these areas.

 

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