Hundreds to receive land titles at major housing drive this weekend

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Over 300 persons will have their “Dream Realized” and finally have ownership to lands they applied for over the years. The names of these persons were published in the daily newspapers on Wednesday and they are asked to make immediate contact with the Central Housing and Planning Authority.

The Ministry of Housing will be hosting a two-day housing drive on Friday and Saturday at the National Stadium at Providence to assist persons with land applications and queries persons may have about the process.

Minister Collin Croal assured that the event will be held with strict COVID-19 guidelines in place.

The Minister told the News Room during an interview that the event caters for residents along the East Bank of Demerara but is not limited to only these residents.

“For many persons owning their own land is a dream and of course allows them to go on to construction, development of their families; having the title mean a lot,” the Minister said.

In addition to housing services, the event will also have representatives from the Guyana Water Inc, the commercial banks, insurance companies and a number of internet providers.

“So it allows for persons who want to complete transactions and there is a facility in place for acceptance of payments and you can even move onwards to engage the banks for loans and seek information; it is like one-stop shop,” Minister Croal explained.

The Minister also addressed concerns persons may have given the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want to assure members of the public that all COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to. In fact, the Ministry of Health is part of our planning and implementing committee,” the Minister said.

Handwashing stations will be installed at the venue along with physical distancing markers and persons will have to go through automated sanitizing tunnels before entry.

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