Yarrowkabra squatters seeking to stay on land

APNU MP Joseph Harmon will today make inquiries of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Comission (GLSC) when it meets the Economic Services Committee of Parliament, concerning instructions it has given for persons squatting in ‘Circuitville,’ Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway to relinquish the lands and leave the area. The promise was made during an APNU fact-finding mission which Harmon led into the community yesterday along with the media.

Adressing the crowd which gathered to meet with him, Harmon said, “We want a good life for all Guyanese. We are all entitled to a nice piece of land. This country is so big, and we are entitled to live well…so when (former President) Mr. (Bharrat) Jagdeo build his mansion by the seaside y’all entitled to a mansion like that.”

Small numbers of Guyanese from across the country, including locations as close as Timehri and as far as Corentyne and the Rupununi, have been moving to Yarrowkabra, situated along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, since 2009. Recently though, they have been flocking to the location in droves. Those who have moved to the area have organised themselves  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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