A two bedroom dwelling House at Cumberland which was constructed for a family whose house was destroyed in the December 2013 floods will be handed over tomorrow.
The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has collaborated with the SVG ADHOC Committee in Canada and the Lions Club of St. Vincent South to construct the dwelling house at a cost of 82-thousand EC dollars.
The funds were donated by the SVG ADHOC Committee in Canada and was built by the Housing and Land Development Corporation. The land was donated free of cost by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Cumberland House project came about as a result of the December 24th 2013 floods which destroyed several houses and made several families homeless. Shortly, after the December floods, the Diaspora Community Groups in Toronto came together at a meeting organized by Mrs. Shelley John of the SVG Tourism Executive in Toronto to form the ADHOC Relief Support Committee.
The Lions Club of St. Vincent South was selected by the SVG ADHOC Committee as the local organization to partner and execute the project.
The Housing and Land Development Corporation commenced construction of the house in October 2015; the house was completed on April 19th, 2016.
The Keys to the house will be handed over to Ms. Florestene Spring tomorrow at a Ceremony in Cumberland.
The Handing over Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am and will hear remarks from the President of the Lions Club St. Vincent South; representatives from the SVG ADHOC Committee and the Housing and Land Development Corporation
The Minister of Housing Montgomery Daniel will deliver the feature address.