Over 40 Berbice residents receive house lots, homes

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More than 40 residents hailing from Regions Five and Six were allocated land and housing units on Monday following an outreach last week by President Dr Irfaan Ali.

CEO Greaves meeting one-on-one with a resident (Photo: Ministry of Housing/February 6, 2023)

Chief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA), Sherwyn Greaves stated that some 24 Berbicians were allocated house lots at Shieldstown, Region Five and Number 76 Village, Region Six. Twenty-two residents were also allocated housing units constructed by CHPA at Fort Ordnance and Hampshire, Region Six.

Some of the residents during the distribution exercise (Photo: Ministry of Housing/February 6, 2023)

Land allottee, Dhanrajie Samaroo was ecstatic, as she stated the land signifies new found independence and betterment for her two children.

“It’s nice to have a piece of land that you can call your own…at least they [the children] gon glad for it, it better than paying rent” said Samaroo.

Ms. Grant, who was allocated one of the homes said, “I have four kids and paying rent ain’t easy…I feel so overwhelmed and joy that I finally acquired this”.

Meanwhile, 42 persons, who were allocated homes at Hampshire, signed up for their Agreement of Sale. The CEO stated that this is aimed at ensuring the allottees occupy their homes as soon as possible. Close to 25 residents were also able to register for their Certificate of Title.

Scores of other persons also took the opportunity to meet with the CEO, apply for house lots, and make queries. Following several queries from informal settlers, a team from the agency is expected to conduct field visits this week. (Modified press release from Ministry of Housing)

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