THE Central Housing and Planning Authority, on Friday, handed over the keys to forty-three homes in Sand Creek, Region Nine.
The houses were constructed under the agency’s Sustainable Housing for the Hinterland Programme. Fifty-four-year-old Janet Spencer, one of the beneficiaries, told DPI she will be enjoying better living conditions. “In this new house, I am more comfortable than before because things have improved; for me and my children are comfortable.”
She recalled that living in her old home was very uncomfortable during the rainy season because the thatched roof leaked. “I am satisfied; I never dreamed of having a house like this and I am so happy,” Spencer stated. Audrey Joseph and Bridget Joseph, who are also home beneficiaries, shared similar sentiments. Both women shared their relief to be in sturdy structures with proper roofs over their heads. The project also saw the roofs of seven homes being replaced.
CHPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lelon Saul told the beneficiaries that the mission of the government is to provide sustainable housing for all Guyanese. The president, he reiterated, is committed to bridging the gap between the hinterland and the coast. The Sustainable Housing for the Hinterland Programme is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank at a cost of $666.5M (US$3.1M). The programme targets 29 communities including satellite villages in Region One and Nine. Sand Creek benefitted from approximately $65M of that sum. (DPI)