Postal union seeks house lots for its membership

Executives of the Guyana Postal and Telecommunication Workers Union (GPTWU) met with Minister within the Ministry of Communities Keith Scott recently in relation to house lots for its 200 members.

Minister Keith Scott, at head of table, with the delegation (Ministry of Communities photo)
Minister Keith Scott, at head of table, with the delegation (Ministry of Communities photo)

According to a release from the Ministry, GPTWU’s President and General Secretary Harold Shepherd and Eslyn Harris respectively, paid Scott a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Brickdam office expressing “the Union’s desire to acquire land from the Ministry of Communities for about 200 of its members.”

In responding to the Union’s request, Scott encouraged “the Union to have its members apply for house lots, while advising that lands will not be allocated en bloc.” Although the government is keen on building houses in cohesive communities, the Minister said, it will “also offer serviced lots to those persons who prefer to design and construct their own homes,” but he also noted, “the turnkey houses which cost $4.9M, would be suitable for some of its members.”

Additionally, the Minister said, “the Government is aggressively engaged in delivering on its promises to ‘Renew the Dream,’ by improving the quality of life of Guyanese in sustainable and cohesive communities.”

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