Prime Minister Andrew Holness defends efficiency of Government’s Social Housing Programme


Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has sought to defend the efficiency of the Government’s Social Housing Programme.


This follows criticism that the Programme would better serve the housing needs of Jamaicans if the Government had built housing schemes, as opposed to the single housing units being constructed across the island.


Speaking at the handing over ceremony of a house in Trout Hall, Clarendon yesterday (July 20), Mr Holness said while the Government remains committed to providing housing solutions for Jamaicans, especially for those in need, resources are not available to help all citizens.


He maintained that the programme is being run efficiently.

He also noted that based on the information gathered by the Government, it is prudent to provide single houses, rather than build housing schemes under the Social Housing Programme.


He stressed that several factors must be considered, including the fact that not everyone would be able to relocate to housing schemes.



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