June 11, 2021 (Georgetown) – The Ministry of Housing and Water notes with disappointment the circulation of deliberate misinformation regarding the allocation of house lots in Region No. We wish to make it clear that all applications received prior to 2020 are fully accounted for, and are stored in our database. We wish to state too, that the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) has NOT under any circumstances forced the return of lands from anyone for reallocation in Region No. 2. For the record, a total of one hundred and ten (110) house lots were allocated in Region No. 2 for the period 2015-2020. In fact, these allocations were done in 2019:
- In May 2019, one (1) lot was allocated in Onderneeming Phase II and twenty (20) in Onderneeming Phase III. In October 2019, one (1) lot was allocated in Charity and forty-four (44) in Onderneeming Phase III.
- In November 2019, forty-four (44) lots were allocated in Onderneeming Phase II.No house lot was distributed during 2015-2020 in Onderneeming Phase I.
Since August 2020, the Ministry through CHPA has allocated 350 house lots in Region No. 2. A similar amount will be handed out within the month. This is far in excess of what was allocated between 2015 to 2020 by the APNU-AFC Coalition. We urge citizens to seek out information from credible sources and to not be swayed by desperate persons who for 5 years did nothing to significantly reduce the demand for housing in Region No. 2. The Ministry of Housing and Water will continue to engage citizens and the relevant Agencies in addressing the existing challenges within the system, as well as implement new policies and interventions for a more expeditious and transparent process.