Legal work for units next year
Minister of Housing Michael Lashley yesterday announced plans to make it easier for Barbadians to own land.
He described the plan as the secondary aspect of the housing programme under which long time renters of Government housing units are becoming the owners.
Lashley spoke of the chance for people to “own a piece of the rock” at the handing over of conveyances to five people at Haynesville, St James.
“The second phase . . . would be to bring another element into the Barbadian housing sector. We will be introducing land . . . the second phase is Government coming back into the market at a critical stage where people cannot afford to purchase land, allowing Barbadians the opportunity to get a piece of this rock.”
Lashley said the National Housing Corporation (NHC) would be “very busy” in the next couple of weeks dealing with this matter.