Too many secrets at Grotto, says Symmonds
THERE IS A VEIL OF SECRECY surrounding the occupation of units at the state-owned Grotto housing project in the Prime Minister’s constituency, and St James Central MP Kerrie Symmonds (below) wants to know why.
Speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday, the Opposition member said the multimillion-dollar, high-rise housing project had become tenanted but no one could say what rates the tenants were paying the National Housing Corporation (NHC).
Symmonds was at the time contributing to debate on a resolution to vest approximately 5 900 square metres of Crown land at the former site of the District ‘E’ Police Station in St Peter in the Ministry of Housing and Lands for the purpose of housing development.
During a fiery presentation, he insisted there was a major problem with arrears among tenants in housing projects across the island. (GE)
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