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Team Unity Government Launches First Housing Project
February 17, 2017

As part of activities for the Government of National Unity’s 2nd anniversary celebrations, the government’s housing solution was launched (today) Friday Feb. 17th, on Wellington Road, Basseterre (St. Kitts).

 


As the Unity government launches its first housing project since taking office, the National Housing Corporation is promising to deliver bigger and more affordable homes for citizens.

 

The $50 million funding for the project was secured through a loan from the Social Security Scheme. While speaking at Friday’s launch, NHC Board Chairman, Valentine Lindsay, stated that the houses will have “Larger bedrooms, larger bathrooms, and a new design for our people”.

 


Additionally, the NHC will seek to create a new design, so that we will be a design under the Unity Administration.


Minister of Human Settlement, the Hon. Eugene Hamilton, spoke to the importance of home ownership and said, “The hopes and dreams of a wealthy nation is linked to more and more of our indigenous people owning land and property in our federation.”


Moreover, in connection to what Mr. Lindsay stated about the bedrooms, Minister Hamilton said that bedroom size have increased from 12ft by 9 ft, to a 12ft by 12ft or in some cases 12ft by 14ft, fitting twin beds and at least hold a dressing table.


Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris says the homes will be the first tranche of his administration’s commitment of constructing 300 homes over the next two or three years.


According to the Prime Minister, the government would look to Public and Private Partnerships to broaden and expand the scope of home ownership for the people.

 


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