By Samuel Oyadongha
Bayelsa State government has approved the construction of two thousand low cost housing units to tackle accommodation problem in the state.
Also, another eighty housing units are to be built as a replacement estate for future public officers and appointees following the sale of the houses at the Opolo commissionersâ€™ quarters to the current sets of top government officials.
These were part of the decisions taken at the last the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Timipre Sylva.
Overseer of the state Ministry of Information, Strategy and Orientation, Mr. Nathan Egba, said details of the new housing projects which would be built on a public_private partnership had been worked out by the Ministries of Finance and Budget and the Housing and Urban Development.
â€œExco also approved the construction of two different housing schemes in the state. First is the two thousand low cost housing units.
We are also building eighty units of four bedrooms detached houses as a form of replacements estates for commissionersâ€™ quarter which has been sold to serving commissioners, judges, Special Advisers and other appointees. The estates will be developed through a PPP arrangementâ€, Egba said.
Mr. Egba stated that the present administration was committed to the provision of affordable accommodation to the people as an integral programme of Chief Timipre Sylva_led government.