CH&PA admits no consultation with Mocha NDC on relocating of squatter families

-talks to be held Sunday

An aerial view of the community at Lombard and Broad streets.

The CH&PA yesterday admitted that there was no consultation with the Mocha Arcadia Neighbour-hood Democratic Council (NDC), prior to an announcement that squatters from Lombard and Broad streets would be relocated there.

Making the admission yesterday was the Chairman of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Lelon Saul. His statement came at a press conference after the NDC a day earlier had said it had not been consulted and had questions on the decision.

It was the Minister in the Ministry of Commun-ities, Valerie Patterson who announced on July 31st that dozens of squatter families would be relocated to the East Bank Demerara NDC. The fact that there were no consultations with the NDC up to that point would be seen as disrespectful of the local government system for which ground-breaking elections were held in March 2016.

Yesterday, the Mocha Arcadia NDC, in relation to the ….

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