13 families of Barabina get water for the first time

As promised, just under a month ago, some 65 residents of Barabina, in the Mabaruma Sub-district, Region One are now accessing potable water to their homes for the first time. In early August, the Hon. Collin Croal, Minister of Housing and Water, met with residents who complained about the water situation. As a result of the Minister’s intervention and based on advice from engineers of Guyana Water Inc. it was found that the existing Barabina Pump Station and distribution network could have facilitated extension to serve the households in need. Works for the extension commenced almost immediately and as of Monday, September 14, 2020 residents were accessing water to their homes. The works were executed by the staff of the Guyana Water Inc. with aid from the Barabina Village Council and the Regional Democratic Council. Read More

Success Squatting

The Ministry of Housing and Water will engage group leaders of South Success, East Coast Demerara on the issue of squatting in that community.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2020, and will be chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority, Mr. Sherwyn Greaves, and representatives from the agency’s Relocation and Resettlement Department. Read More

Minister Croal Region 5 community meetings

Minister of Housing and Water, the Hon. Collin Croal has committed to addressing several critical issues relating to water and housing following a series of community meetings that were held today in the West Berbice environs. The meetings were held at Waterloo Housing Scheme, Bath, Harbancepool, Cotton Tree, Balshack Housing Scheme, and at Zoorhenhoop Housing Scheme. Read More

Street lights for Lust-en-Rust

Over the coming days, several vulnerable areas within the West Bank Demerara community of Lust-en- Rust will be outfitted with solar street lamps. Earlier today, Mr. Komal Singh of GAICO Construction and General Service Inc. handed over 20 street lamps, valued at $10,000 UDS, to Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Ms. Susan Rodrigues. That donation was matched with an additional 10 lamps from the Managing Director of La Rose Electrical Supplies and Construction Services, Mr. Quacy La Rose. Read More

Minister housing GWI budget meeting

Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal and Minister within the Ministry, Hon. Susan Rodrigues today met with senior officers of Guyana Water Incorporated to discuss budgetary preparations for the fiscal year of 2020 of the utility company. Those present were Managing Director (ag.), Nigel Niles, Finance Director, Dharmendra Dharmo, Hinterland Director, Ramchand Jailall, and Programme Manager, Arshad Yacoub. Read More

Ministers In Sophia

The humanitarian approach to be adopted to address informal settlements

Ministry of Housing & Water, Georgetown Guyana– Acting on an invite by residents of Block X Liliendaal (Sophia), newly appointed Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal and Minister within the Ministry, the Hon. Susan Rodrigues conducted a walkabout in that community. The Ministers engaged residents of Block X Liliendaal (Section A) and Block (R) Turkeyen and assured them that the strong-armed approach towards squatting is a thing of the past but a rather inclusive and humanitarian stance will be adopted and implemented. Read More