The Minister of Works and Utilities spoke to reporters outside of the Cabinet meeting held on the island of Grand Bahama about progress being made on the shanty towns issue.

The Hon. Alfred Sears said, “we will be unveiling, shortly, a comprehensive national plan. And because of the implications in terms of the international obligations of the country we’re also communicating with some of the multilateral agencies because it will involve a major undertaking of expenses.”

Sears went further stating, “a budget has been formulated and we’re speaking with the Ministry of Finance and also seeking the Cabinet approval of course.