Housing and Water, the Honorable Collin Croal has announced that the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is drawing up a new reminder scheme.
The Minister at the time was speaking during an interview on Farook Juman’s Live Broadcast.
This announcement follows an appeal by President Dr Irfaan Ali to a Guyanese in the diaspora to return as the Government commits to enabling an environment for economic prosperity.
“Our Government has been encouraging people to come back and as His Excellency said, not only to come back but you are reinvesting so that we benefit from a much greater spread of investments across our country,” Croal is quoted as saying.
Although a remigrant housing policy was previously in place, allocations through that plan have been exhausted. Therefore, a new scheme is being designed, which will offer more opportunities.
“We are working on another scheme for remigrants and because as I said, we provide for everyone when we make allocations and remigrants have been something we encourage and so we have something we are working on, ”he added.
Croal noted that according to a report by the Department of Public Information, the quiet housing scheme will in no way reduce opportunities for Guyanese living in Guyana. He said provisions have been made in the new and existing housing schemes to ensure that 50,000 citizens benefit from sustainable housing over the next five years.
The reminder program will provide for housing and land allocations ranging from low income to high income. The Minister expects that this will lead to the expansion of private-public partnerships that will boost the housing sector. Invite Guyanese in the diaspora who are interested in benefiting to visit the CH&PA webpage and apply online.
Once the application has been completed and submitted, an interview will be arranged, which can also be done.
The Government’s migration plan is multidimensional. In addition to adequate housing programs and providing a sustainable economy, a Migration Booklet has also recently been introduced.
It was launched through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud said the Booklet will fill any information gaps people may encounter and is available online and at all Guyanese missions and embassies.
Applicants can also track their applications online and be legally entitled to exemptions for which they may be eligible.