Residents of Enmore Grass Field to finally get land titles after years of waiting


More than fifty families occupying lands at Plantation Hope (Enmore Grass Field) on the East of Coast Demerara received their Agreements of Sale on Monday and by the end this week will receive their land titles, ending years of waiting.

Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, met with the residents on Monday.

Enmore Grass Field was initially identified as a livestock-rearing area for residents of Enmore Hope West. However, farmers began squatting in the area in the late 90s and regularisation of the area commenced in 2011. Some fifty-five lots were created in the area and fifty-two persons were verified and issued with allocation letters.

A section of residents at the community meeting (Photo: CHPA)

Minister Croal explained that the process was delayed due to the land acquisition process, as the area was under the purview of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). The legal transfer to the Central Housing and Planning Authority has since been activated, allowing the process to move forward.

Following, the community meeting, the Housing and Water Ministry through CHPA processed and handed over Agreements of Sale to residents at its Croal Street, Georgetown Annex.

Minister Collin Croal (right) hands over an Agreement of Sale to one of the families at the CHPA Office, as CHPA Director of Community Development, Gladwyn Charles (left) looks on (Photo: CHPA)

Persons living in Enmore East also raised land ownership concerns at the meeting, which Minister Croal stating that this will be addressed to allow those residents to move forward.

Minister Croal was accompanied by Minister within the Ministry of Public Works Deodat Indar and the Chief Executive Officer of GuySuCo, Sasenarine Singh.




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