Mac Pond residents still not satisfied with Land arrangement

Residents who are occupying government lands in the All Saints Community have expressed concerns over the recent land arrangement made by cabinet.

Last month the Cabinet decided that the squatters on land owned by the Government in the Mac Pond area will be sold the land which they unlawfully occupy at $1.00 per square foot.

Caretaker of the community Senator Colin James said that during a recently held meeting with affected residents, a number of issues were aired.

One of which was the concern of whether or not individuals would be able to meet the requirements of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHAPA), in regards to land payments.

Approximately 35 families according to CHAPA will be affected by the decision of the Government and Senator James said the issue of those residents is to raise the funds to keep the land which they have been occupying for years.

The caretaker disclosed that residents have been eager to meet with CHAPA officials in an official meeting but a response to an April 15th meeting proposal is still looming.

He said in his opinion, CHAPA officials need to meet individually with affected families in order to reach an amicable payment agreement.




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