Ministry of Housing assists flood affected families in G’town
May 13, 2011
Ministry of Housing assists flood affected families in G’town

Two families affected by the recent flash floods in the north of the island can now live more comfortably, thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands & Surveys and Physical Planning.{{more}}

The Minister and staff of the Ministry of Housing etc handed over household items, including pots and pans, cutlery, dinnerware, towels, plastic bowls, cups and brooms and brushes. The items were handed over to NEMO during a short ceremony at the Ministry of Housing Conference Room Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Giving remarks at the ceremony, Minister of Housing Clayton Burgin stated that his Ministry was very pleased to donate to persons affected by the floods. He added that as a Ministry, his staff has responded ‘quickly and favorably’ to lend support to two families affected. The families in need were identified by NEMO.

“We are confident that the two families identified by NEMO would make use of these items and that they would go long way in helping them to get back on their feet,” Burgin stated. Burgin added that the staff of the Ministry came up with approximately EC$800 to purchase the items.

He said that his staff will continue to lend support to the persons affected in Georgetown and the surrounding communities. Burgin added that his staff will have lots of work to do when the areas have been cleared, in terms of surveying lands to place persons whose properties have been affected.

Acting Deputy Director of NEMO Houlda Peters, receiving the items, extended thanks to the Ministry of Housing etc for their contribution. She added that the items will go a long way in assisting the families.