Sunday 20 May, 2018

Members of the protective service get HDC housing

The Government has kept its promise to distribute 10 percent of HDC housing to members of the protective services having presented keys to 31 members who met the requirements for Government-subsidized housing.

The distribution ceremony took place at the Port-of-Spain office of the Housing and Development Corporation on Wednesday, May 17.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Randall Mitchell, in addressing the new home owners, stated that the presence of active service men in HDC housing communities stands to benefit the residents and the country because their very presence can lead to a quicker identification of and a significant reduction in criminal activities in these areas.

Minister Mitchell also noted that in an effort to maintain fairness, transparency, equity and inclusion in the allocation of housing to servicemen, the Joint Protective Services Housing Committee was reconvened earlier this year, having been disbanded by the previous Government in 2010.

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon assisted in the distribution of the keys.

Also present were members of the Joint Protective Service Housing Committee including ASP Anand Ramesar, Ceron Richards, Leo Ramkission and Lt (N) Richardson. Vel Lewis, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security; Roosevelt Bruce, Chief Fire Officer; HDC Chairman, Newman George; HDC management team and family members of the new homeowners also witnessed the presentation.