– Region Two administration launches investigation
LAND-GRABBING at Queenstown, Region Two, is a great concern for the Regional Democratic Council and an investigation will be launched into the illegal practice.
The concern was raised by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Councillor, Mark McLean, who said that persons were building fences on private lands at Han-and-Aurick.
Regional Vice-Chairman, Humace Odit, said the land at Han-an-Aurick was purchased from an attorney-at- law and the lands that are being fenced are private lands.
However, as it relates to persons occupying lands at Queenstown back lands, the Regional Vice- Chairman said he checked with Guyana Lands and Survey Department but was unable to reach the Lands and Survey officer in the region.
Odit said persons are clearing and occupying a portion of lands in the back lands of Queenstown and some had already paid money and are saying that it is their ancestral lands.
However, the Regional Democratic Council has no knowledge about such practice and will be engaging the region’s Lands and Survey office to acquire relevant information. Efforts to contact the lands of survey officer in Region Two proved futile.