Persons squatting along the embankment of the East and West Front Road are earmarked for relocation.
According to GINA, Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for housing, Valerie Adams-Patterson, alluded to the relocation yesterday morning while addressing participants of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), National Planning Forum. The two-day forum was held at Regency Hotel, Hadfield Street, Georgetown
In her address to the forum, Minister Adams-Patterson noted that some squatters are asking for their present location to be regularized but this would have serious environmental implications and other issues.
Pointing to the situation along the East and West Front Road, the minister indicated that those persons would have to move. “When you look at areas like Sophia and East and West, we have to relocate those people that are living along those canals,” the minister explained, adding that the relocation of the residents is crucial to moving forward the orderly development of those communities.
The Government through the CH&PA has been working aggressively to either remove squatters or regularize areas that can be regularised.
These exercises are being carried out across the country and in communities including Sophia, Plantation Great Diamond, Angoy’s Avenue and will shortly move to the West and East Ruimveldt Front Road.