Minister within the Ministry of Communities Valerie Adams Patterson-Yearwood has announced that lands have been cleared by the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) for the construction of 60 houses at Amelia’s Ward, Linden.
Addressing residents during an outreach in Linden last Sunday, the Minister said that housing is a major issue countrywide and Region Ten is no different. According to the Department of Public Information, the minister disclosed that over 1,000 applications for house lots have been received from the residents and the Ministry of Communities is working assiduously to address the issue.
According to DPI, of the 60 homes, 30 will be flat houses and the other 30 will be on stilts. Construction is slated to commence shortly. The Minister noted that the pre-qualification process for interested persons commenced last week Tuesday; however, she recognises that some persons will not be able to qualify for the houses and that a plan is currently being formulated to address the issue.
The construction of such homes is a countrywide initiative by the Ministry of Communities. Recently, the Minister announced that 40 similar houses will be constructed at Onderneeming, on the Essequibo Coast in Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam). Also, the housing authority is expected to construct an additional 40 duplexes at Perseverance slated to be completed by the end of the year, DPI said.