Call to help out the UDC
A Government minister and an Anglican priest have called for more volunteers to help the Urban Development Commission (UDC) in its drive to improve social conditions.
During a service at St Leonard’s Church yesterday, Canon Winston Layne, and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Senator Darcy Boyce said the agency was doing a lot with its limited resources but volunteers needed to pitch in.
According to Boyce, in its 17 years of existence, the UDC had built an estimated 300 roads in addition to constructing and repairing homes and facilitating tenants’ purchase of plantation tenantry lots at prices subsidised by the state.
He said the UDC had come to represent “a message of hope to those who are vulnerable”, improving their living conditions and helping them to empower themselves. (TY)