Over 1, 500 persons will be allocated house lots in Region Three over the next two days and over $5B will be set aside in next year’s budget to expand existing schemes in the region and develop new ones, Minister of Housing and Water Collin Croal announced Tuesday morning.
The house lots are being distributed at the Leonora Track and Field Centre. Only those awarded house lots in this round have been called to attend the event.
Croal trumped up the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) plan to deliver 50,000 house lots within five years and said this is just a start as the administration has been in power for just four months.
In this years budget, some $3B was allocated to prepare lands for the allocations that are being made across the country.
Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues, boasted that the PPP has been able to allocate as much house lots in a few months as was distributed under the entire five years of the previous government.
She said that with the new housing drive, the backlog of thousands of applications will be cleared
Acquiring a house lot is a daunting challenge and thousands have waited for years to get the life changing call that they are being awarded a house lot.
Minister Croal said it is his Ministry’s intention to make the process quick and easy over time.
Further, with the removal of VAT on building materials and other measures to bring down the cost of construction, Croal said the government’s mission is to ensure all are able to afford building a place they can call home.