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“Some people are of belief that squatting is a shortcut to getting a house-lot,Wholesale Stitched Jerseys,” said Minister of Housing and Water, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, yesterday. The Minister sought to debunk the conception claiming that persons will only become eligible for a single house lot once they meet the necessary requirements.According to him, legal action will be taken against persons who are found guilty of selling their lots and choosing to squat. The Minister’s remark came in wake of the recent squatting fiasco at Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara where officials of the Housing Ministry sought to remove 33 flood-affected households from Government reserves. Their plight was sparked by the recent springtide.But according to the Minister the residents were warned to remove from the area since last April. He noted that of the number forced to remove a few days ago only about 25 sought to apply for land. According to the Minister there were three categories of squatters caught up in the fiasco. Among them, he said, were previous squatters who had applied for and were offered land at Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.Though afforded land to build their own homes, Ali said that those persons refused to take advantage of their privilege and opted to take up illegal occupancy on the Government reserve at Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara.“They had old applications and were offered land but they never accepted…That offer is still open to them. A number of them came in today (yesterday) to accept the offer,Wholesale NFL Jerseys,” the Minister divulged.Another category of the squatters, he said, were persons who had never applied for land. These persons were urged to apply since 2008 but chose not to adhere, Ali opined.Then there were those persons who were already allocated house lots but who sold those lots and returned to squatting. This category,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, he said, also includes some persons who had got homes through Food for the Poor Incorporated but opted to rent their homes and return to squatting.“These are the areas that we will not be tolerating. We are not going to reallocate another piece of land to them. Secondly, we are going to take action against persons involved in illegal sales and we will seek to institute legal action against these persons who would have had house lots and sold them.”According to Ali, his Ministry has already commenced compiling files of defaulting persons. “One person sold her house lot at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara and ended up squatting at Sea View,Cheap NFL Jerseys, Anna Catherina,” the Minister disclosed.And even as the Housing Ministry gears to address the illegal practice of squatting, Ali expressed his conviction that the media has a pivotal role to help eradicate and minimise such indiscipline in the society.The Minister confessed that it has long been recognised that the problem of squatting would be one of the major challenges that will confront the Housing Ministry this year. “We will have to deal holistically and comprehensively with the issue of squatting and a lot has to do with enforcement and monitoring.”He pointed out,China NFL Jerseys, though, that it is no easy task addressing the problem of squatting as Government reserves are controlled by various entities including the Sea Defence Authority, the Ministry of Housing, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority and the Neighbourhood Democratic Council.He said that through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) an inter-agency body will be formed that will monitor reserves and “nip squatting in the bud so that we will mitigate the development of new squatting.”The Minister said that the Ministry will,Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys, this year, address old squatting areas that can be regularised, adding that such processes will be carried out expeditiously.However, he noted that there are some squatting areas that cannot be regularised. “For example squatting in the cemetery at La Grange (West Bank Demerara), squatting at Plastic City in the sea shore…these are areas that cannot be regularised.“There are certain zero tolerance zones like sea defences reserves and NDIA reserves.” He added that areas labelled as ‘zero tolerance’ will attract aggressive action to contain and remove squatting activities.This approach, he said, will assure the Ministry a more manageable situation by year end.
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