Over 550 house lots allocated in two days
-“We were able to put smiles on the faces of people”- Minister Ferguson
DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 29, 2019
Within the space of two days, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) allocated over 550 house lots in Regions Five and Six.
“We were able to put smiles on the faces of the residents in both regions,” remarked Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Annette Ferguson.
The Minister along with CH&PA Chief Executive Officer Lelon Saul and several staffers from the agency hosted a two-day land allocation outreach. On Thursday the team was in Corriverton, Region Six and today saw them at the Regional Democratic Council in Region Five.
The objective of the exercise the Minister explained was to address the backlog of applications from 2010 and further back. However, due to the overwhelming response in both regions, persons with more recent applications capitalised on the outreach to have their applications processed and received their house lots.
“What we found is that persons turned up with applications from 2011 and more recently. So, with the reserve that we had, we were able to provide land to those persons,” she explained.
The Minister acknowledged that the inherited backlog of house lots applications is an issue, the current administration is working assiduously to remove whilst ensuring every Guyanese receives a plot of land to achieve their dream of homeownership.
She reminded that His Excellency President David Granger has stated the principal objective of the Government’s housing policy is to encourage “accessible and affordable housing in sanitary and safe communities with the necessities for wholesome and dignified living.”