PM promises 500 homes before elections

Prime Minister Gaston Browne (OBSERVER media photo)

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is renewing a promise to have 500 homes built by the government before the next election which is constitutionally due by 2019.

This is despite less than 50 homes being complete three years or 1,069 days into the ABLP’s five-year term.

The ABLP had promised 500 homes in 500 days in its campaign ahead of the 2014 general elections but that failed to materialize despite long passing the 500-day mark after construction started.

Last May Housing Minister Eustace Teco Lake promised 300 homes would be complete by the end of 2016 but that also failed to materialize.

The government has also switched targets several times moving to a 2,000-home target, then downsizing to 1,000

and now has moved back to focusing on 500 homes.

Apart from the 48 homes at Dredge Bay, dozens of houses are under construction in several other villages across the country.

Browne says while most the Dredge Bay homes have been allocated – some of the applicants may have to be denied.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

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