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PM urges NHT to facilitate young professionals, disabled

Friday, September 07, 2012 | 4:49 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has instructed the National Housing Trust (NHT) to be more aggressive in providing affordable housing solutions for all contributors.

Simpson-Miller, in a meeting with the members of the NHT Board yesterday, implored them to pay special attention to young professionals, many of whom she said were unable to afford some of the houses now being built by the Trust.

The Prime Minister also called on Board members to be sensitive to the disabled community when housing solutions are built, by “putting in the necessary features to comfortably accommodate those beneficiaries who are physically challenged”.

She also reminded Board members of the raft of NHT-related promises she made in her budget presentation earlier this year, saying that she was looking for all these promises to become reality within the specified timeframe.

Simpson Miller’s budget promises include the construction of houses to be accessed by sugar workers and those in the hotel industry.

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