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Prime Minister to make NHT board announcement

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 5:34 PM
Portia Simpson Miller - File

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is to make an announcement on the composition of the National Housing Trust’s board following a meeting of the Cabinet on Monday.

The announcement will address the future of the trust's Board of Directors.

A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister a short while ago said Simpson Miller acknowledges that the current public debate surrounding the Outameni purchase has resulted in the resignation of some board members.

Two members of the board, Opposition Senator and trade unionist, Kavan Gayle, and fellow trade unionist Helene Davis White resigned from the board earlier this week.

It is understood that another board member, Brenda Cuthbert resigned today.

With the resignation of Cuthbert, the board does not have the nine members required to operate.

According to the Prime Minister, the resignations have implications for the continuation of the work of the board in giving oversight to the NHT in the performance of its functions.

The Prime Minister also said the government will continue to ensure that the NHT fulfills its mandate of increasing and improving the existing supply of housing, promoting housing projects, creating affordable housing solutions for low income contributors, as well as, prudently administering and investing the monies of the Trust.

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