After meeting aggrieved members of the former Rosinante Farmers’ Co-operative Society on Friday, the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC) will be taking steps to ensure that members have access to the more than 600 acres of lands.
“Since I have been here, I’ve gotten several letters and I’ve gotten several visits from people in both areas and they have been complaining that they have applied for many years and that they have been removed. Some said other people have been stopping them from doing work and a host of other complaints,” recently appointed Commissioner of the GL&SC Trevor Benn told Stabroek News after a meeting with the group.
“All public lands in Guyana are under the custody of the President of Guyana and through him the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, so I was a little anxious getting all these reports seemingly that there are a lot of landlords in the area. I wanted to find out for myself what was going on in Rosinante, so I initiated the process… and hence the notices in the papers to advise them about this meeting and to get to hear from the people on the ground directly,” Benn further explained…..