[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Housing and Water, Central Housing and Planning Authority and the Guyana Police Force are jointly conducting investigations into a major scam unearthed whereby various individuals collected monies in exchange of a promise to expedite and deliver house lots.
This is according to a statement from the Ministry which added that according to information received, various players in the scam could not deliver on this promise and moreover, various persons who have been defrauded have since responded to the Ministry’s recent Public Notice.
“The scam saw persons alleging that they are relatives and associates of Housing personnel, including the Minister of Housing and Water,” the release stated. Some of the alleged fraudsters even operated as Housing staff; taking people to various Housing areas and identifying plots of land that are vacant.
Despite numerous warnings by the Ministry against entering into these transactions, persons continue to fall prey to this disease, the Ministry pointed out.
“The Ministry is adopting a no-nonsense approach in dealing with these fraudsters and impersonators,” the release added.
According to the Ministry, the Public has a responsibility of safeguarding themselves even as it pointed out that some of the parties to this scam are recent applicants who were lured to the promise of expediting the processing of their land application.
The Ministry is once again encouraging persons to come into them and report any instance, whereby any individual or group, would have collected monies from them in an effort to “expedite” or “deliver” any service provided by the Ministry.