Prime Minister Andrew Holness is mandating the National Housing Trust, NHT, to start building up.

He wants them to look at constructing more high rise apartment complexes in Kingston and Montego Bay.

The Prime Minister says although going up creates other issues, these issues have been solved long ago.

He says Kingston can’t remain exclusively for high end development.

He’s challenging the NHT and HAJ to develop affordable housing in Kingston, by going up.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness. He was speaking to board members and executives of the National Housing Trust, NHT, at a retreat yesterday.