The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says that its recently implemented Rangers Programme has issued 3,050 warnings to residents on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) on various issues.
In a statement yesterday, the CH&PA said that in the last two and a half months, the agency has been pleased with what the programme has been able to achieve. It said that 2,229 of the verbal warnings were issued in April, while 313 written warnings were sent of which 283 were issued in March. In April, 115 contravention notices were issued during the period.
The CH&PA said that among the breaches were dumping of construction material on roadways and parapets, blockage of interlocking drains with building material, parking of storage containers on parapets, dumping of derelict vehicles and garbage on parapets.
It said that while a significant percentage of the residents have complied some have put up resistance.
Residents in one community provided the agency with photos of a garbage truck dumping garbage in the scheme. The agency will soon be making contact with the garbage company to address the matter.
CH&PA called on residents living in communities under its purview to adhere to the clauses agreed to in their agreements of sale, titles, and transports.
It said that it has also been receiving a number of complaints of violations in several schemes by way of its Facebook page. It added that its rangers will only be working in housing schemes that were not handed over to Town Councils or Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) . For communities that were handed over, it said that it will advise residents to take their complaints to the relevant Town Councils or NDCs.