Government to Construct 500 Homes In the Next Year

ZIZ News — The Dr. Denzil Douglas-led government will this Wednesday make good on its commitment to construct 500 homes in the next 12 months.

This Wednesday, as part of Minister Glenn Philips week of activities in Constituency Number Four, ground will be broken in Stone Fort Estate signalling the start of construction. The ground breaking ceremony is set to begin at 4:30pm.

This is the most recent move on the part of the government to fulfil its commitment to provide the people of St. Kitts and Nevis with quality homes at an affordable cost.

Meantime, National Housing Corporation (NHC) Manager, Judith Rawlins says housing development is a major part of government development. According to Ms. Rawlins the federation is leading the way in the OECS with respect to providing housing for its citizens.

“Housing is a very important part of government development in St. Kitts. In fact, I would dare say that St. Kitts tends to be way ahead if you look at the OECS countries in terms of what’s going on in housing development. The building of 500 homes, starting in 2014, I think pushes us even further ahead in saying that this is one of the priorities in terms of this country’s nation building. It is part of the agenda; it is a part of the mandate of the national housing cooperation to create affordable housing, to alleviate slum conditions and to empower people through ownership of property.”

Ms. Rawlins also said the spinoffs from this project will create employment opportunities for many people.

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