The development of over 2000 house lots from a $500M housing programme will soon be realised for residents of Linden, Region 10, as a result of a partnership between the Ministry of Communities and a female millionaire living in Atlanta, USA.
This is according to Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Sharpe – Patterson who told a gathering last evening at the Watooka House, Linden, that the Government is working towards creating cohesive communities and “not just giving out lands.”
INews understands that the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), and the Hinterland Electrification Company Inc., (HECI) will be onboard for this venture so as to ensure that water and electricity are provided while the lands are being developed.
According to the Government, the lots will be developed and made available in several categories; of residential housing, commercial, public spaces, low, and middle and high income houses.
Minister Sharpe-Patterson also pointed out that upon taking office in early January, she looked at all available house lots countrywide and found that none was available in Regions One and Ten, while only 11 were available in Region Seven.
However, large number of house lots was available in Region Six at a cost of $92,000 each.
In addition, a later report showed 30 house lots being available in Linden which she had distributed during a public day exercise.