The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) hosted a one-stop shop, to allocate house lots during the Lethem Town Week, which was held last week.
According to a press release from the Department of Public Information (DPI), the CH&PA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lelon Saul said that the house lots are being allocated in Tabatinga and Culvert City.
One of the residents, Yusuf Abraham told the DPI the initiative is a timely response to residents’ desire to own their own property, the release said. He said that having applied for land signals an important moment in his life.
Jean Mohabir, another resident, disclosed that whilst she has attended many events in the past seven years, there has never been a similar initiative. The release quoted her as saying that, “Guyana has so many square miles and while there is a quite a number of persons living here, I believe that everyone is entitled to a house lot, hassle-free.”
Both Phollis Joel and Oral Mentor thanked the administration for their efforts, since several years had passed following submission of their applications.
The release stated that according to the CH&PA’s CEO, despite the agency receiving a positive response from the residents, it was unable to obtain sufficient house lots to satisfy the needs of all those applying.
Saul also said that the ministry also hopes to develop a new housing area within the surrounding of Banari, commonly known as ‘Port Bridge’.