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NHA Acquires 12.5 Acres Of Land For West Point Erosion Victims
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NHA Acquires 12.5 Acres Of Land For West Point Erosion Victims

By Robert Dixon

MONROVIA, May 14 (LINA) - The National Housing Authority (NHA) has purchased 12.5 acres of land estimated at US$40,000 in D. Wiles Town near VOA to construct 54 duplexes (108 units) for West Point erosion victims.

In an interview with a team of journalists in the area recently, NHA Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services, Mr. Gyude W. Allison, said construction of the duplexes will commence in about two weeks.

He said the project was initially intended to cover some 25 acres of land but that the government has so far been able to provide only half of the money required to construct the housing units.

The NHA Deputy Managing Director lauded the West Point erosion victims for their patience, stressing that the project involves planning and resources.

He said each of the housing units is estimated at US$18,000.

According to Mr. Allison, each of the units will comprise two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room and a back porch, noting that nine Liberian-owned construction companies have been contracted to build the housing units.

Also speaking to reporters, the Chairman of the West Point Disaster Victims, Rev. Demore W. Moore, commended the government for taking the initiative to build the housing units.

Rev. Moore recounted the suffering of many West Point residents, and efforts to find temporary residences for them.

He said over 200 residents are presently displaced because of the continuous erosion in the township and appealed for blankets, buckets, mattresses, cooking utensils and other household items needed to ease the suffering of the victims.

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