Roughly 130 grants of government land to Bahamians have been finalized across eight islands, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
Minnis said 120 acres of land was given to the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) for the construction of homes on Abaco.
“Another strategy to provide land to Bahamians is the granting of government-owned land to Bahamians, including Crown land and land held by other government agencies,” the prime minister said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new government housing subdivision in Carmichael Village.
“Under the land grants initiative, approximately 130 grants have been finalized for Bahamians.
“These grants were given in: Inagua, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Eleuthera, Exuma, New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco.
“Additionally, two sixty-acre parcels have been transferred to the Disaster Reconstruction Authority.
“Homes for approximately 400 Abaconians will be provided.
“Also, 49 lots were transferred to the Disaster Reconstruction Authority for the construction of homes for Abaconians.
“Additional land is being identified on Abaco, Andros and Eleuthera, with other islands to follow.”
Minnis said another 21 serviced lots will also be offered in the Spring City subdivision on Abaco in the coming months.