“Single parents, young professionals will own their own homes under this administration” – Min. Rodrigues
Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Hon. Susan Rodrigues speaking on the NCN Programme ‘Budget 2020’ has assured that single parents. young professionals and all categories of earners will not only receive keys to their own homes, but will have the necessary assistance throughout the process.
Minister Rodrigues noted that, “the agenda we are trying to push at Housing and Water, is not just to boast that we give away many house lots, thousands of house lots but rather, give it to persons who need assistance for financing or maybe they can’t even afford the land the they are allocated, where it is allocated or what category.”
She explained that work will be executed on a case by case basis, to help persons to not just receive their land allocation, but to build and own their own houses, to shelter their families and be comfortable in life.
“We are looking at single parents and young professionals, trying to give them a home. To those who may have constant finance strain and are in a career, may not have the time to go and build but maybe ready to move into to a home through a loan and we can provide that home for them,” she said.
The Minister added that packages will be designed to benefit all categories, the low income, the very low income and high income.
“Our Government is of the belief that the construction industry can drive the economy and create jobs, we also promise to create fifty thousand jobs and a lot of those jobs will come from the construction sector. So, we want to drive that industry, so that the contractors, carpenters, masons, and trucks owners, retail stores, everybody gets to participate in building a home and an economy, because we want to create jobs and get monies back into persons pockets.”