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Gov’t Policy Measures Delivering Tangible Results – PM

By: , October 30, 2023
Gov’t Policy Measures Delivering Tangible Results – PM
Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson 
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (third left), and new homeowner, Nicola Williams (second left), cut the ribbon to signal the official handover of the three-bedroom house in Banana Ground, Clarendon on Friday (Oct. 27). The unit was built under the New Social Housing Programme (NSHP). Sharing in the moment (from left) are: Member of Parliament for Clarendon North Western, Phillip Henriques; Miss Williams’ children; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Arlene Williams; and Chairperson for the Oversight Committee of the NSHP, Judith Robb Walters.
Gov’t Policy Measures Delivering Tangible Results – PM
Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson 
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right), engages with grateful homeowner, Nicola Williams (left), shortly before the cutting of ribbon to officially handover a new  three-bedroom unit to Miss Williams and her family in Banana Ground, Clarendon on Friday (Oct. 27). The unit was built under the New Social Housing Programme (NSHP). Looking on are Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Arlene Williams (second left); and Chairperson for the Oversight Committee of the NSHP, Judith Robb Walters.

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The Government’s commitment to improving the social and economic conditions of citizens is delivering tangible results, says Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.

Speaking at the handover of a three-bedroom house, built under the New Social Housing Programme (NSHP), to a family in Banana Ground, Clarendon on Friday (Oct. 27), the Prime Minister said the social circumstances of hundreds of families have changed for good due to policy measures implemented.

“There are more people being made better off by our policies than those who may be slipping into poverty,” he said, noting that the improved economic performance is being converted into real benefits for Jamaicans.

Prime Minister Holness said that the NSHP, which was implemented in 2018, is one such measure to provide families with valuable assets that they can use to transform their lives.

He informed that to date, 164 housing units have been delivered to needy families, and by the end of the year, the number of units provided will surpass the 200 mark, impacting over 800 persons.

“It shows the delivery of public good and public service, and we are increasing the allocation,” he said.

The Prime Minister said focus is also being placed on speeding up the pace of completion of housing units.

The NSHP was developed to improve the housing condition of the country’s poor and disadvantaged population by providing quality, affordable and sustainable housing.

It operates under the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment Programme (HOPE) in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.

Last Updated: October 30, 2023

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