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Thursday, March 01, 2012 – Eight families from the Conway Barnard Hill communities have been afforded better living conditions compliments the Government of Saint Lucia which is subsidising the cost of the land and house by some seventy percent.


On Tuesday February 28th, 2012 the families were presented with the keys to their new homes at Monchy as part of the Conway Relocation Project Phase 1.


Minister responsible for Housing Honourable Stanley Felix says the objective of the relocation exercise is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the families by resettling them at sites that are adequately serviced with social, economic and physical infrastructure.


 “The main catalyst for the Conway Relocation was a fire of June 2004 where twenty seven households in the Barnard Hill Conway area were affected and secondly by a decision by the former Dr Kenny Anthony government to make lands available to affected residents.  The provision of technical assistance to facilitate the construction of replacement units, material, grants and other forms of relief and out of this effort was born the Conway Relocation Project.   The aim simply is not only to assist people who were affected by the fire but in a broader sense to improve the socioeconomic status of over one hundred and ten households located in the Barnard Hill Conway area”.


Member of Parliament for Gros Islet,  Honourable Emma Hippolyte says the relocation of the Conway Barnard Hill residents is not merely a physical relocation, but encompasses key elements of government`s social development plan.


The new housing units are equipped with basic modern amenities like water and electricity, paved roads and proper drainage.    “Not all development have all these amenities so you have it here at Monchy and also the houses are built in a way where they can be expanded as time goes by, so the challenge to the beneficiaries is that your home is your castle, you have to take care of it and you have to make this community a proud community, so as your new Parliamentary Representative I will be monitoring your progress closely,” the minister ended.


An additional twenty two houses will be constructed as part of the Conway Relocation Project.


Ten of the units are currently being constructed in Fond Manger.

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