More Region Five residents get lands


A second batch of persons living in Region Five were on Wednesday guided on a lot identification exercise carried out by the Surveys Unit of the Central Housing and Planning Authority.

A press release from the agency noted that the residents were allocated house lots out of some 500 existing lots at Experiment, Region Five.  Last month, more than 40 residents from Regions Five and Six were allocated land and housing units following an outreach last week by President Dr Irfaan Ali.

Residents meeting with officers from the Central Housing and Planning Authority

This batch of residents who benefitted from Wednesday’s exercise included low-income earners who were able to affix their names on their lands as a symbol of ownership. This means they can now move ahead with construction.

“The majority were accompanied by family members and close friends, as they stated that the activity represented a major milestone,” the agency highlighted.

Tracy Jarvis, a beneficiary, said “Getting this plot of land means a lot to me because I don’t have to think about rent anymore.”

Jarvis is currently a renter and said that renting has been strenuous. As such being able to now move forward with construction lifts a major burden off her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Marlon Semple, a father of two, said he is pleased to be a part of the process. He said the land is a “great start” for his family and he plans to construct his home as soon as possible.

The identification process is being done in phases and other allottees can expect to be called for a similar exercise in the following weeks.

The release further said that the construction of culverts, access roads, and drainage networks are all a part of the area’s first phase of infrastructure works.

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