Ministry facilitates 436 more persons access to houselots
- selection exercise for Onderneeming Housing Scheme
In keeping with its mandate to ensure the continuity of an institution that is reliable, competent and transparent, the Ministry of Housing and Water today afforded many more persons the opportunity to have access to their own homes.
Approximately 436 applicants who were approved for allocation were invited to the Ministry of Housing and Water, Brickdam to select their lot numbers by way of lottery for Phase Two of the Onderneeming Housing Scheme within Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, Region Three.
2010 pilot Population and Housing Survey underway
The Bureau of Statistics today said that it will be conducting a pilot survey for the regional round of 2010 Population and Housing Census. This project will be executed by the Bureau’s personnel in six of the ten administrative regions, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and10.
The draft census questionnaires will be administered to 10 households randomly selected from each Enumeration District (ED) of the regions. The pilot will see the inclusion of 320 households out of a national total of 182, 602 households.
162 residents of Dazzel Housing receive titles to land
The Ministry of Housing in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour today fulfilled the dreams long-held by residents of Dazzel Housing Scheme, Paradise, with over 160 land titles being handed over.
Through the efforts of the Ministry of Housing and Water residents were able to receive titles to the lands they had been occupying for a number of years. This was conceived through the Paradise Multipurpose Co-op Society Ltd, which was tasked with getting residents to regularize their lands.
Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali told residents that their journey had just begun since development has no end. He pointed out that it is a cycle that requires constant work and unity.
More housing areas to be regularized in Region Six
Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali, yesterday visited work sites of projects undertaken by the Ministry and met with residents to get their feedback on housing issues.
The Minister reiterated Government’s zero tolerance on squatting, especially on drainage and sea defence reserves. He disclosed that the Ministry has allocated a total of 9,000 house lots in Region Six thus far, while $1.2 B is slated to be spent in the sector in 2010.