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Jamaica: Crumbling inner-city housing to be upgraded under PNP – Golding

The rundown and decrepit housing stock in many inner-city communities are to come in for a major upgrade under a future People’s National Party (PNP) administration, according to Opposition Leader, Mark Golding.

Golding made the promise as he made his contribution to the 2021-2022 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, during which he also promised to address some of the glaring inequalities in the society.

He said some of the priorities of the next PNP administration in pursuing this social and economic transformation will be focused on land, housing and community reinvestment.

“The PNP has always been committed to providing land and housing for the majority who were excluded from ownership and access. It was Norman Manley’s administration in the 1950s which offered the first National Land Reform Policy to provide land for shelter and farming to the broad masses of our people,” Golding reminded the House.

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