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-to target low-income earners

The Ministry of Housing and Water’s Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will be launching its core house pilot project as the agency continues its mission to provide access to affordable housing and ensure that all prospective beneficiaries’ needs are met.

The Conference, under the auspices of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is being hosted by the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM) under the EduLink Project in association with the University of Guyana (UG).

-more than $100M to be invested for construction of starter homes

More than $100M will be invested in Region One for the development of core houses (starter homes) for several Amerindian communities under the Second Low Income Settlement Programme.

Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali made this announcement while responding to queries from residents of the Mabaruma and Matarkai Sub-districts about housing development for the area during a visit to the region recently.

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has clarified contentions raised by Kaieteur News on March 30, relating to Section ‘D’, Non Pariel East, East Coast Demerara. 

The CH&PA has declared that the land in question is a portion owned by the Government of Guyana, Vide Transport #181/741.

-promises better and improved services

The Ministry of Housing and Water over the years has implemented successful initiatives to ensure the provision of basic services to sustain investment in the housing sector.

These have ensured the dramatic transformation of the sector and the rapid development of houses across the country. As many as 80,000 houselots have been distributed by the PPP/Civic administration, testimony of the emphasis placed on this sector.

- Minister Ali tells National Assembly


Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali during the voting process for approval of estimates for 2010 in the National Assembly, Thursday, responded to questions posed by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) members with respect to the expenditures.

The party’s member Mervyn Williams stated that the Ministry lacks the capacity to supervise the construction of roads and inquired why the sum of $337.5M was not put under the purview of the Ministry of Public Works and Communication for that purpose.

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