Work commences on 120 homes in Region Nine

The government has begun construction of 120 homes in Region Nine under the Hinterland Housing Programme.

This was disclosed by Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal during the opening of the Lethem Town Week activities last Friday.

Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal

Villages such as Crashwater, Yakarinta, Quatata, Nappi, Shiriri, Rupunau, Parabara, Shea, Yurong Paru, Tiger Pond, and Sand Creek are benefitting from the project.

Each unit is estimated to cost $4 million.

Minister Croal mentioned that all the materials for the construction of the homes will be sourced from the village.

He stated, “More importantly is the support for the local village economy…and that is how this PPP/C government works, ensuring that the resources are circulated right within the communities.”

The homes are free of cost. The ministry will cover the wages of two skilled labourers, while the selected beneficiaries will supply the remaining labour required to complete their respective units.

This programme is specifically aimed at vulnerable groups within Amerindian villages, including the elderly and single parents. The selection of beneficiaries was done through a transparent process involving the Village Councils and the villagers.

Approximately 300 families of hinterland communities in Regions One, Seven, Eight and Nine are expected to benefit from the initiative.