Strategy first, then action – Min. Ferguson
─ Min. Ferguson now responsible for the housing sector
─ coming from a background of Public Infrastructure and having experience in engineering, Min. Ferguson believes that this may be a plus in dealing with some of the housing woes persons have raised
DPI, Guyana, Monday, April 29, 2019
Minister Annette Ferguson was recently reassigned as Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, replacing Member of Parliament, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, who has been shifted to the Ministry of Agriculture with responsibility for rural affairs.
The Department of Public Information (DPI) spoke with Minister Ferguson at the most recent outreach held in Region 3 where she expressed elation about her new appointment.
“I would like to have a proper assessment done of the entire system, at the Central Housing and Planning Authority. When those assessments are done, then I will be in a position to better strategise my actions regarding the housing issues in Guyana.”
Coming from a background of Public Infrastructure and having experience in engineering, Minister Ferguson believes that this may be a plus in dealing with some of the housing woes persons have raised. She expressed a willingness to work along with everyone.
While she was a minister within Public Infrastructure, several persons came to her for assistance with issues of land titling and acquiring house lots. She had referred many of these individuals to the appropriate department.
Several ministers have been re-positioned to new ministries, in keeping with the government’s accountability and transparency mandate.
Still on the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s plan for community development are Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (Region 3) , Mon Repos, Annandale, Vigilance, La Bonne Intention (LBI) and Good Hope, East Coast of Demerara (Region 4), development in Williamsburg, number 75 village and Ordinance Fortlands (Region 6), Amelia’s Ward, Kwakwani and Ituni (Region 10).
In keeping with the ministry’s mandate of providing affordable housing for all Guyanese, the first phase of house lot allocations saw some 196 persons receiving house lot allocations on April 18.
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