Under the stewardship of the New National Party, these homes were negotiated as a testament to our commitment to the underprivileged in Grenada. The objective was clear; to provide a roof over the heads of those unable to construct homes without government aid. These homes, a generous donation from the People’s Republic of China, were intended to represent hope, security, and a brighter future for persons in the lower income level of society.
It is deeply unsettling that the current administration, instead of upholding this noble vision, has chosen to commoditise this beacon of hope. With the imposition of exorbitant prices on these homes: 1-bedroom houses for over $50,000 and 2-bedrooms for over $70,000. It is evident that the very people these houses were intended for are being sidelined.