Sat | Mar 28, 2020

Examine NHT matches-box housing

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

Please allow me space in your paper to register my displeasure (I am sure I’m not the only one) with how the ‘high-ups’ at the National Housing Trust (NHT) are spending contributions.

I want to draw your readers’ attention to the little ‘matches boxes’ that the NHT is building and selling for millions to contributors in Lionel Town, Clarendon.

This scheme, dubbed Monymusk Glade, is an embarrassment. I don’t know how the Government allows this. These one-room matches boxes are perched on less than a square of land. Owners would not be able to plant more than two fruit trees for greenery.

The houses are so close to each other that a hard snorer could wake up his neighbours. As I see it, two of these lots should make one, the minimum size. We clearly need outside input on how NHT build houses and determine the size of lots. The NHT continue to do this “matches box “jobs because nobody complain.

And of course the NHT thinks it is doing customers a favour. Time for change at the NHT.

Authnel S Reid

reidaut@icloud.com