Threatened PSNI officer & family not give new home,no cash!

#1
Probably spent on re-homing lowlifes & terrorists!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8243388.stm

Housing Minister Margaret Ritchie said lack of funds meant she could not help a police officer and his family forced from their home by a dissident threat.

The officer applied to the government's Sped scheme, which buys property from people considered to be in danger.

He said he had agreed a price of £250,000 with the Housing Executive for his house, but was later sent a letter saying the funds were not available.

The officer said he felt he had been "let down big time" by the minister.

"Margaret Ritchie recently launched a programme in Lurgan teaching children to manage money which, I think, is a joke considering her own organisation cannot manage their own money," he said.

"I don't think Ms Ritchie should be hiding behind the banner of the Department of Social Development.

"I think she should come forward and be accountable for her own mistakes and take responsibility."

Mrs Ritchie said she needed more money to help families in need and was pressing for funds.

"I faced this year a major shortfall in my housing budget, right across all the pressures of that budget," she said.

"I am trying to the work the miracle of the loaves and fishes with a depleted housing budget.

"I have already written to the minister for finance about the Sped budget.

"I have told him that I see it as a priority and I have already bid for funds in this September's monitoring round."

However the Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson, said he wanted to know how Mrs Ritchie had attempted to raise funds herself.

"The DSD Minister was funded to deal with the SPED programme," Mr Wilson said.

"She was the only Minister in the last monitoring round who received additional funding for her housing budget.

"The SPED scheme itself should be self-financing so that properties purchased can be resold again. What attempt has Margaret Ritchie made to raise funds?

"It is the responsibility of every Minister to manage their budget and to meet commitments. And this I would expect of Margaret Ritchie."

The police officer was told in March that he was a target of dissidents.

He and his family moved immediately and were assured that they would qualify for assistance.

The Sped (Special Purchase of Evicted Dwellings) scheme, which is administered by the Housing Executive and the Department for Social Development has no funds left.

The family have been living in rented accommodation paid for by the PSNI, while continuing to pay the mortgage on their former home.

Their time in the rented property is about to end. They were about to sign the paperwork on a new home but that now has to be put on hold.

In the intervening six months, the officer, who is in his his late 30s, has suffered a stroke, leaving him partially sighted.

The Police Federation has written to the Security Minister Paul Goggins, urging him to resolve the issue.
 
#2
It is stupid to think how that so called "devil brothers" or "Maxine Car" will/does get many times more spent on them and someone who is in threat for doing the right thing has to suffer without the cash being stumped up. I think this country may have things the wrong way in many cases.
 
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Kyle_ni said:
It is stupid to think how that so called "devil brothers" or "Maxine Car" will/does get many times more spent on them and someone who is in threat for doing the right thing has to suffer without the cash being stumped up. I think this country may have things the wrong way in many cases.
My thoughts precisely. The lunatics truly have taken over the asylum.
 

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