In his opening remarks at a High Level dinner on Wednesday night here, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer, stated that the provision of affordable housing to citizens in the Caribbean is a critical factor in achieving economic and social development.
“It has always been my intention to seek ways and means of finding projects that will enable Antiguans and Barbudans to have access to reasonably priced homes in order for them to have a standard of living that will make them productive citizens. In this regard my government will continue its efforts to secure support for the provision of affordable homes for all Antiguans and Barbudans, as part of our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.” PM Spencer said.
Presentations were made by private sector companies like Enviro Board which is has developed and patented a milling process that converts many varieties of agriculture waste fiber such as rice straw, wheat straw, elephant grass, sugar cane and many other varieties into low-cost, environmentally friendly building panels.
Present at this High Level dinner were the Hon.Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of Saint. Kitts andNevis, Hon. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe and the Hon. Hilson Baptiste, Minister of Agriculture, Land, Housing and the Environment of Antigua and Barbuda.