Minister with responsibility for Housing, Dr. Horace Chang, says the government is going ahead with the purchase of a property at 85 Red Hills Road in St. Andrew for housing development.

In October, the government announced its intention to purchase the property after residents protested their removal.

An attempt was made by the government to acquire an injunction against the eviction.

However, the application was thrown out by the Supreme Court.

The attorney representing the registered owner of the property told the Gleaner newspaper there’s been no correspondence from the Government on the matter over the last two months.

However, Dr. Chang says this is not so.

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Dr. Horace Chang was speaking yesterday with Nationwide News after the signing of the Partnership for a Prosperous Jamaica at King’s House.