PM directs NHT to find land in Barbican for low-cost housing

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night gave a directive for the National Housing Trust (NHT) to identify land in the Barbican area to provide what will amount to low-cost housing for people who currently are not receiving NHT benefits.

He was addressing residents at a mini town hall meeting hosted by the Office of the Prime Minister in Barbican square to outline plans for the Barbican roadway improvement project.

The prime minister gave the directive after expressing concerns over the housing conditions in some sections of Barbican, such as Grant's Pen.

The town hall meeting was addressed by communications manager for the National Works Agency Stephen Shaw, Member of Parliament Delroy Chuck, and minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang.

The US$4.4-million Barbican project, when completed, will allow for better traffic management and the enhancement of commercial activities in that area. The project is to be completed by December.

— Alphea Saunders

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