Families who face home auction turn to God
The families from Anjer Housing Park whose homes will be auctioned are reportedly seeking help from a supreme court judge. The spokesman of the residents at Anjer Housing Park, Fred Lobman, told Times of Suriname that a judge has ruled that 2 homes and a plot will be auctioned on November 22. The residents and Pastor Irash Sewdatt have reportedly held a church service to seek help from God. They are asking God to perform a miracle so that the families do not end up on the streets. They know that anything is possible with the supreme judge because He can perform miracles. The problems of the families have been presented to God. The people have asked God to solve the problem so that the auctions will not take place. “We expect a miracle,” said the residents who also hope that the government will present a solution.
Lobman pointed out that the families built their homes at the private housing project and that they have lived there for many years. At the request of the residents the Energy Company Suriname (EBS) and the Suriname Water Company (SWM) also made living at the project pleasant for them by providing them with electricity and water. But creditors who want their money back from the real estate dealer and owner of the project have had the entire housing project seized, including the plots that had already been sold. The creditors successfully filed several lawsuits against individual homeowners. The homeowners pointed out that they are not involved in the dispute between the real estate dealer and the creditors but that they are the ones paying a heavy price.