The next People’s National Party (PNP) administration, will revamp the National Housing Trust (NHT), to ensure that everyone who contributes receives a benefit, Dr. Peter Phillips has vowed.
Further, Phillips has promised that the PNP, if given state power, will amend the law to make it easier for “the ordinary Jamaican” to get land titles, and lead “the most comprehensive assault” on the long-standing problem of squatting.
He disclosed, too, that his administration would guarantee a full scholarship for the first child to qualify for tertiary education in every family, and provide “one sure meal” per day for primary and secondary students.
Noting that only about 45 per cent of NHT contributors are eligible to access financing, Phillips explained that under his administration, the agency would operate more like what Jamaicans commonly refer to as ‘partner’.
To help achieve this, he said, the NHT would utilise government lands, as well as owner-occupied lands, and pursue collaborations with other state entities.