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April 13, 2021

Roof Over Head Policy: Future Benefit

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It’s projected that by 2017, 85 percent of the families in New Ireland will have houses.  

This is the Roof Over Head Policy, implemented by the New Ireland Provincial Government.


Housing remains a basic need and one of the greatest challenges of the public and private sector who cannot provide sufficiently for its own workers.


An agenda that has made no real impacts despite attempts addressing it.


New Ireland Provincial Government created a policy called ‘Head Over Roof’, to address such issue, to provide decent housing for the people.


The policy trailed in 2011 has been successfully so far, 1665 families have benefited.


Administration Sector, Chief Executive Officer, Moses Makis says the policy is to improve living standards, stated in the Malagan Declaration.


The policy was specifically designed for unemployed families in rural areas that those who have lived in New Ireland for over ten years.


It’s a subsidized policy; the government pays 75 percent of the cost; 12 pieces of corrugated iron roof owned by each family.


The New Ireland Provincial Government since 2011 as allocated two million kina, and will continue to be rolled out in the province.


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