Minister Croal responds to squatting in Success, ECD

— lands found to be in purview of NICIL upon examination
— meeting with NICIL set for new week

On Saturday, a visit was paid to South Success, East Coast Demerara, by the Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal, in response to claims of illegal squatting.

This came following an invite from Chairman of the Better Hope/ Success/ LBI Neighborhood Democratic Council (NDC), Zaman Shaw.

It was reported that persons recently moved in to illegally occupy lands in the area.

Upon reviewing official documents, it was however found that the lands being occupied, fell under the purview of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) and not the Ministry of Housing of Water. Minister Croal has since brought this issue to the attention of NICIL.

The Housing Minister stated that efforts are ongoing for land acquisition through NICIL and further reminded persons of the Ministry’s zero-tolerance approach towards squatting.

A meeting with the newly appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Radha Krishna Sharma and the Minister, is slated for the new week. The meeting is expected to foster greater collaboration between the Ministry of Housing and Water and NICIL, in relation to lands for house lot allocations. Tags: DPI, Ministry of Housing and Water, Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal, National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Interim CEO, Radha Krishna Sharma, South Success, East Coast Demerara

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