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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller,has called on the members of the Board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to be far more aggressive in its pursuit of providing affordable housing solutions for NHT contributors.

In a meeting with the members of the NHT Board on Thursday (September 6), the Prime Minister who also has Ministerial responsibility for the NHT, implored them to pay special attention to the young professionals, many of whom are unable to afford some of the houses now being built by the NHT.

The Prime Minister also called on the Board members to be sensitive to the disabled community when housing solutions are built, by putting in the necessary features to comfortably accommodate those beneficiaries who are physically challenged.

She also took the opportunity to remind the Board members of the raft of NHT related promises she made in her Budget presentation earlier this year and that she was looking for all these promises to become a reality within the timeframe outlined. Those promises include the construction of houses to be accessed by sugar workers and hotel workers.

The Prime Minister further pointed out that the NHT was never established just to build housing solutions, but to create schemes with all the necessary features of modern communities, including working in collaboration with other agencies of the Government and the private sector, to provide amenities such as community centres, basic schools and playing areas.


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