Several Gov’t housing schemes to get electricity by next month


As early as next month, government will begin installation of electrical distribution networks in 16 housing schemes across five regions.


According to Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for housing, Valerie Sharpe-Patterson disclosed that the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will be spending over $500M on the intervention, which is expected to serve almost 8320 house lots.


The beneficiary communities, include Lust-en-Rust, Zeelugt Phase Two and Three and Zeeburg in Region Three, Eccles Industrial Site, Perseverance Phase Four, Peter’s Hall, Farm Phase One and Two, Covent Garden, Diamond Commercial and Diamond Residential in Region Four, Hope and Experiment in Region Five, Kilcoy/Chesney and Baltyock in Region Six and Five Miles Bartica, Region Seven, Minister Sharpe-Patterson said.


The supply of electricity to the communities is catered from the approximately $5.189B provided for in Budget 2016 for the CH&PA for community infrastructural works (installation of electricity, pure water supply and distribution network, construction of roads, drains and drainage structures) in eight regions.

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