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Guyana President Confident of Reelection

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.

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