After 30 years, Tuschen residents to get land transport soon

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Some 33 families who have been living on leased lands along the public road at Block 20 Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, will likely receive their transport next month following the intervention of President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Thursday.

One of those residents to benefit is former land surveyor, Narine Ramnauth who has been living on the leased lands for the last 32 years.

Narine Ramnauth

He explained on Thursday that a 25-year lease was secured from the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission at a cost of $325 per year but that has since expired. He applied for a renewal but it was not granted and Ramnauth now lives on the land without proof of ownership.

“Everybody around we, right around the new scheme got transport and we living there before and only had government lease,” he told the News Room.

Ramnauth engaged Dr. Ali during a government outreach at Leonora, West Coast Demerara on Thursday and said he is happy with the President’s commitment to grant them transport within a month’s time.

“He has promised to give us our transport within a month at a cost to be fixed later,” the man added.

The lands were previously the property of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).

“I am hoping that as the President promised that we will have transport, we do get transport,” Ramnauth said as he commended the President’s outreach to the region.

Over the next two days, some 80 leases will be handed out to residents.

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