Nov 25, 2010 News
Some 220 families on Tuesday took one step closer to owning their own homes after housing officials made a scheduled stop in the ongoing One Stop Shop campaign.
The distribution exercise was held at the Uitvlugt Community Centre, West Coast Demerara.
The Tuschen Phase Two development has 600 house lots with another 370 distributed in October alone.
Speaking with the potential homeowners who had gathered at the centre, Permanent Secretary in the Housing Ministry, Emile McGarrell, said that the Ministry plans to allocate 5,500 house lots for this year.
McGarrell added that the exercise brings services closer to prospective homeowners as they are given the opportunity to interact with financial institutions, private home developers, hardware stores and furniture companies.
He said that the Ministry wants to help families develop their own homes, the construction of which will lead to the further development of Guyana and provide a sense of security for citizens.
Region Three Chairman, Julius Faerber, said that the development of housing schemes has been leading to the growth and development of the Region.
“As the Chairman, I am very thankful for what the Government is doing for Region Three.
There are many large schemes that are opening up in Region Three- Tuschen, Parfait Harmonie, Cornelia Ida, Belle West and Zeelugt.”
He noted that many persons from other parts of the country are now residing in Region Three and job opportunities are needed. As such, many of them will benefit from the technical institute that is being constructed at Leonora where skills will be acquired.
The Ministry recently held its One Stop Shop at the Chateau Margot Primary school, East Coast Demerara, where residents from surrounding communities were able to make payments on their plot of land and make queries on obtaining land titles. Most of the residents have been occupying the plots for over 20 years without the legal documents.
Expansion work is expected to commence in Eccles, East Bank Demerara by next April which would make available a further 1,500 house lots.
Plans are already underway for the expansion of Zeelugt to facilitate another 500 lots and also in other areas such are Bartica, Region Seven and Mahdia, Region Eight.
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