Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans not to think of the National Housing Trust, NHT, as a welfare institution.

He was speaking on Friday at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Union Acres housing development in Irwin, St. James.

Prime Minister Holness says the concept is illogical.

He says the NHT has maintained its duty to provide affordable housing to citizens.

However, the prime minister says the government will not put the trust’s financial standing at risk.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.