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NHA Re-Affirms Plans To Relocate Sea Erosion Victims
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NHA Re-Affirms Plans To Relocate Sea Erosion Victims
By Catherine B. Nyenkan, Intern

MONROVIA, October 18 (LINA) - The Government of Liberia through the National Housing Authority (NHA) has reiterated plans to relocate West Point sea erosion victims.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing recently, NHA Deputy Managing Director Prince A. Wreh said100 housing units are to be constructed on 25 acres of land situated in the VOA community in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.

The project, according to Wreh, is a six-month initiative which is expected to commence in December this year and end in June 2017.

He put the total cost of the project at US$1.25 million, while the cost per unit is US$8,000, noting that the project is being financed by the Government of Liberia.

Wreh said the resettlement project is a result of the recent sea erosion at West Point which destroyed several homes, leaving over 5,000 residents homeless.

Wreh said the erosion has also left several women and children in devastated condition, especially as the country is now in the rainy season, adding, "The situation is now a national emergency."

According to Wreh, the relocation process is voluntary, and that the VOA site was selected for the project because of its proximity to the sea as most of the victims survive on fishing.

He, however, indicated that the site is safe from sea erosion and that it is also close to the Duala Market which is a major commercial site.

He emphasized that only victims who are house owners and who signed up for voluntary relocation as a result of the sea erosion will benefit from the project.


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