Review of all leases, licenses, and permissions to occupy Public Lands to be conducted

Press Release

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Under various pieces of legislation, His Excellency, the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, delegates a number of powers vested in His Excellency, including, the State Lands Act and the Lands Department Act in respect of sanctioning of renting and granting of leases, licenses and permission of occupancy of all Public Lands, to the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission, exercisable by the Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission.

His Excellency, President David Granger did so by Order no. 19 of 2016.

On Friday, August 7, 2020, with immediate effect, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali revoked that Order.

A review of all leases, licenses, and permissions to occupy Public Lands, granted since the 21st day of December 2018, will be conducted.

On the 21st day of December 2018, the APNU+AFC Government was defeated by a No-Confidence Motion passed in the National Assembly. As a result, thereof, it was reduced to a caretaker status only.

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