The Deputy Director General of Liberia’s National Housing Authority (NHA), Prince Wreh, has revealed that National Housing Authority (NHA) has set aside US$1 million to put up permanent homes for former residents of the Township of West Point in the VOA Community.
According to Wreh, the goal of Liberia’s National Housing Authority (NHA) is to build more affordable houses for low income earners, noting that the National Housing Authority (NHA) is fully committed to its mandate and will continue to do so for the growth and development of the country.
It can be remembered that several residents of the slum community of West Point, a suburb of Monrovia, were left homeless by sea erosion that destroyed several homes early this year.
Making the revelation in an interview at the temporary home of the West Pointers in the VOA community on the Bomi Highway Tuesday, the National Housing Authority official, however, revealed that the money will be able to build only 125 units, which are not enough to accommodate the 1,700 family heads who were left homeless by the sea erosion.
He praised authorities of the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs for working with the National Housing Authority to build a 32 two-bedroom temporary zinc apartments for residents relocated from the Township of West Point.
Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of the relocated West Point residents, Rev. Denore W. Moore, praised authorities of the National Housing Authority for putting up their temporary homes, but appealed to them to assist with food and other necessities to sustain them in their new homes.
Rev. Moore also emphasized the need to construct a clinic and school in the area which the community currently lacks.