Guyanese President David Granger has once again expressed confidence in winning the next general election, telling residents Friday on the East Bank of Demerara that he is on a mission to eradicate homelessness and that this will be done before he leaves office.
“I would like to leave office where there is not a single homeless Guyanese,” Granger said, the Guyana Chronicle reported. “Every single Guyanese will have a roof over their head. ‘Cause I ain’t leffing for just now.
“Every citizen has the right to proper housing accommodation, [and] we must work to make this a reality,” the president told officials from the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), who were among those present at Perseverance Housing Scheme. “Housing is important to the quality of life. Housing helps to take them out of poverty, [and] if we want to improve the quality of life, we have to improve the quality of housing. I would like to leave office without there being a single homeless citizen.”
Accompanying the president on his visit were Ronald Bulkan, minister of communities; Annette Ferguson, minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for housing; and officials of the CH&PA including board Chairman Elsworth Williams, CEO Lelon Saul, and Omar Narine, director of projects. They had journeyed to Perseverance Housing Scheme after visiting Prospect New Housing Scheme.