NASCORP Lauds NHA

first_imgThe management of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has lauded authorities of the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the completion of a 35 unit housing community in Jah Tondo Town, Brewerville, outside Monrovia.During the tour of the facilities on Wednesday, vice chair for the Board of NASSCORP, Cletus Sieh said his organization is delighted with the level of work the NHA has done in completing a total of 91 units. Mr. Sieh expressed gratitude to NHA, adding, “As a partner who is a 100 percent funder of the project, we will continue to collaborate with the housing authority to address the need for housing in Liberia.”He said that supporting housing projects remains part of NASSCORP’s social responsibility.Mr. Sieh said since the appointment of Samuel Wluh as managing director of the NHA, “there have been more tangibles,” for which NASSCORP has seen the need to continue working with the Wluh-led administration to ensure that all Liberians own their own house.He said the process of constructing more of the housing units was important so that project’s funders can see that their contribution to the economy was purposeful “because of the level of developments currently taking place across the country.” For his part, NHA Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Prince A. Wreh, assured the NASSCORP officials of the commitment of the NHA to provide housing for the people of Liberia.He said his organization remains focused in addressing some of the challenges, including the provision of water, and working with the Ministry of Education to ensure that children have access to school, particularly in the Jah Tondo Town area.“We are involved in formal community developments such as social and economic surveys to capture schools, clinics and even police stations in the project diagram,” Mr. Wreh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Donegal family have council’s decision on house reversed

first_imgA family living without basic services including running water have succeeded in reversing Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering them social housing support.Brian and Eileen Ward and their five children had sued the council after it decided not to offer them housing support on the grounds they presented an unacceptable risk of anti-social behaviour. The family are members of the Irish Travelling community and are currently living in a caravan at Shore Front, Bundoran. Two of the Ward children have medical needs,The Irish Times report the family had challenged the council’s decision in the High Court, claiming it was flawed because irrelevant considerations had been taken into account.The matter returned before the High Court yesterday, when barrister Mark Lynam, who appeared for the Wards with solicitors for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, told Judge Anthony Barr that the council had agreed to reverse its decision and will reconsider the Wards’ application for housing support.Fintan Valentine, counsel for the local authority, said the order could be quashed on consent and that his client had acted “with expedition” after the case had been brought to court. The judge then struck out the proceedings.Previously, the High Court heard the family, supported by the Child and Family Agency, which voiced concerns over the Wards’ living conditions, had applied to Donegal County Council for social housing support.They currently have no running water and a limited use of a generator and had tried unsuccessfully to secure private rented accommodation.In March last, they had been told by the council they were at risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour and any offer of housing had been deferred.Donegal family have council’s decision on house reversed was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundorancouncilcourtdonegalHIGH COURTlast_img read more

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