Grenada: Residents of the Mt Rush Housing Scheme welcomed the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Government Ministers and representatives from the Housing Authority of Grenada (HAG) on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
The delegation comprised Senate the Claudette Joseph, Attorney General and Minister for Legal Affairs, Labour and Consumer Affairs; Philip Telesford, Minister for Social and Community Development,
Housing and Gender Affairs; Andy Williams, Minister for Mobilisation, Implementation & Transformation; and a team from the Housing Authority of Grenada (HAG), including Manager Ronnie Sylvester.
The team toured the housing units and witnessed, first-hand, some of the issues faced by residents. After the tour, an open and frank consultation was held with residents where all sides were able to share their concerns.
The primary concern highlighted by residents was ongoing maintenance issues to the interior and exterior of the residences, including unresolved water seepage. Also flagged was the issue of inadequate garbage disposal receptacles. On the part of the HAG, the main concern was the high delinquency rate in monthly payments for the units.
The delegation and residents concluded the meeting with an agreement to work together to address and resolve all issues in the shortest possible time. All parties also resolved to work together towards the enhancement of the neighbourhood.