Government to step up zinc fence removal programme
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Karl Samuda says the Government will be accelerating its zinc fence removal programme and regularisation of more communities.
“I see this effort as a crime-fighting one. Once you improve the environment in which people have to live, they adopt an entirely different approach,” he said.
He pointed out that all the zinc fences in targeted communities will be removed, and households will be assisted to have legal water and electricity connections, so that they can pay for what is used in the areas.
Explaining that fences will be replaced with “modest levels of walls”, Samuda said that with upgrading, these communities can become structured and organised, with street names and numbers.