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St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Nevis Island Administration will soon roll out plans to improve its government housing stock.

Premier Vance Amory said Thursday (Sept 23) that this will be facilitated by the $10 million loan recently approved by the Social Security Scheme. He  did not provide any details however, informing that the Minister of Housing, Alexis Jeffers, will likely make the announcement in the not too distant future.

“We must remember that the CMM government spearheaded and gave birth to the housing revolution in Nevis and in short order I’m sure, the minister responsible for housing in Nevis, will make an announcement as to where the next development of affordable housing will take place as we have seen Social Security provide a $10 million loan- not a grant- for the development of affordable housing in Nevis.” 

Since taking office in 2013, the CCM-led NIA has not undertaken any major housing development projects, but has completed ones started under the Nevis Reformation Party administration in areas such as Cherry Gardens, Maddens and Cotton Ground.

On St. Kitts, the Timothy Harris-led Team Unity government says it too will soon begin construction of affordable government homes with 30 million dollars earmarked in the budget for housing development. 

The Social Security Scheme also approved a 50 million dollar loan for the construction of housing on St. Kitts.



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