National Housing homes “too cheap” PM told

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National Housing Homes Are Also Being Constructed At Cooks

Officials responsible for building the government’s 500 homes project have reportedly told Prime Minister Gaston Browne that the houses are too cheap.
Based on the prime minister’s own revelations, he was taken to task during a recent meeting with National Housing officials.

“They said that I have set the bar too low for the pricing of the homes,” Browne disclosed on Pointe FM.

Some of the homes are being sold for around 200 thousand dollars but Browne was told: “they are building half a million dollar homes especially when you factor in the cost of the infrastructure.”

The houses at several locations on the island are being built with concrete roads, underground conduits, sewage systems, cisterns, in many instances they are built on piles and they also have solar energy.

“They have made the claim that based on the policy which I have presided over, it’s not sustainable. In essence, these individuals are getting 250 thousand dollars in value.”

“So I’m told that well have to review it. I mean we will have to keep them as cheap as possible but they reckon its just too cheap and with that level of subsidy it’s going to create some problem in the long run, which I accept.”

The venture started out with a plan to build 500 homes in 500 days but when that wasn’t possible, prime minister Browne expanded the scope of the so-called affordable housing.

He told Pointe FM that many more homes will be completed before the end of the year.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Wait wait wait wait when i tell people not to trust these scundralls are u serious gaston so election time u speak out of your ass and when u in power out of your cuca hole what is this hey let me gu dung this road ya ……..

  2. One would think that this would have all been discussed between the builder, the government and anyone else involved before hand so that when they came before the Antigua people the information they received would have been accurate. Who is running the circus. Antiguans deserve better. It’s not a political thing but the right thing. Such lack of professionalism all the time and Antiguans just accept it.

  3. Virtually every single initiative this government has undertaken ends as a fiasco – including the Barbuda hurricane. And yet Max Hurst continue to spew that they r extremely bright people. What he really means to say is the Antiguan electorate is extremely dumb people . Can’t u see , my people?????

  4. There are a lot of people who would love to have one of these homes but they cannot afford it. If anyone do a survey on income earned, they would found a large percentage of people are receiving salary/wages between $300 to $500. With this income, they cannot afford these homes. They’re more people in Antigua that are poverty stricken.

  5. Gaston and the labour party please put antigua up for adoption please and not to the Chinese because they presently burning bibles in china so we would not fit there …..find someone that could run this country only thing u guys do good is giving away passports

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