Land dispute leaves Vreed-en-Hoop vendors frustrated

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A large plot of land located at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) where vendors were asked to occupy to ply their trade is being claimed by a former regional chairman who says the land is his and the vendors are occupying it illegally.trench
This is according to a number of hucksters who on Friday vented their frustrations, saying that the former chairman is making it difficult for them to make a living on a daily basis.
According to a report in today’s Guyana Times, the man who is a Commissioner to Oaths and Affidavits has blocked a section of the land where vendors have to occupy.
As a result of this, a section of the land is under water. Vendors complain that they were notified some weeks again by the former chairman that they had to move but when they contacted regionally officials about their plight they were told that the claims were not true and they should continue to occupy the land.
Again the former regional chairman has given them an ultimatum to move.
The vendors are now uncertain as to what their next action should be as they are frustrated by the former chairman’s actions.
“I have been here for a number of years and now I do not know what to do. The man is still of the opinion that the land is his, even disclosing the amount that he paid,” a vendor told this publication.
The vendors are hoping that Government can intervene in their plight.
Efforts to contact the former Regional Chairman for a comment on the issue proved futile.

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