Housing Minister Stanley Felix announced on Friday that the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government will make housing affordable for persons in Castries Central.
The minister told supporters of the SLP at a public meeting held on Friday at Market Steps that residents from Morne Du Don to New Village, will benefit from a new housing initiative.
Felix, who was endorsed to run for the Castries Central seat again at the next general election, said the government has acquired large pieces of land spanning three Castries Central communities.
“Every single homeowner, can own a piece of land. The land they have lived on for generations. No more will you be required to pay a monthly rent for the places you live on,” he stated.
But the initiative is likely to expand to include La Panse, Felix added.
“This government, a caring government, felt that it was necessary to give you that land or to sell you that land, at a rate that you can afford. And that is why the cabinet of ministers, has taken the decision to offer you the land at only $3 per square foot,” he said to loud cheers.
While addressing SLP meeting, Felix asked them to support him as he makes another attempt at trying to secure the Castries Central seat, stating that despite his lost at the last election, he stayed with them.