PM Gaston Browne attends EU Housing Support to Barbuda Project final handover ceremony

The Housing Support to Barbuda project is funded by the European Union to support the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in the recovery of the island of Barbuda from the impact of Hurricane Irma. 

PM Gaston Browne attends EU Housing Support to Barbuda Project final handover ceremony
PM Gaston Browne attends EU Housing Support to Barbuda Project final handover ceremony

Antigua and Barbuda: Prime Minister Gaston Browne, along with Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs, Samantha N. Marshall, attended the EU Housing Support to Barbuda Project in Collaboration with the Government final Handover Ceremony in Barbuda on Monday, July 18, 2022. 

The Housing Support to Barbuda project is funded by the European Union to support the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in the recovery of the island of Barbuda from the impact of Hurricane Irma. 

The project implementation partner is the UNDP, which works in close collaboration with the Office of the National Authorizing Officer (ONAO), while the Government is the lead agency for this project along with other key national and Government partners, including the Ministry of Works and the Barbuda Council.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne, upon an invitation by the UNDP Resident Representative, Limya Eltayeb, delivered the feature address. In the invitation, the Resident Representative said, “Please accept our sincere gratitude for the continued collaboration and partnership with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, whose leadership was instrumental in facilitating the achievements under the project.” In total, 104 homes have been rehabilitated using the “Build Back Better” approach.

Building Back Barbuda Better. This is the underlying scope behind the housing project supported by the EU in collaboration with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and UNDP.

Under this project, 104 homes were rebuilt and rehabilitated.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne -led Government is making incredible efforts to uplift the country so that it can withstand any kind of natural disaster. 

Further, Day 1 of the Ministry of Education and Sports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) InFuSed – Innovative Future Sustained – Summer camp taking place at the UWI 5-Islands Campus.

Earlier, Prime Minister Gaston Browne met local entrepreneur and Agriculture science educator Elise Phillip in his office on Queen Elizabeth Highway to ensure their support for the young entrepreneurs in the country. Phillip had the opportunity to display several locally produced agro-processed foods and products made exclusively by her.