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Land issues brew in Camalote Village

Village Chairman of Camalote is questioning the distribution of lands in that rural area.  Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz has the story.

Village Chairman of Camalote is questioning the distribution of lands in that rural area.  Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz has the story.

Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: Love News was called out to the village of Camalote in the Cayo district by the chairman of the village Derrick Parham who raised serious concerns about some ten acres of land that were surveyed and distributed to some forty residents without the consent of the village council. According to Parham the land was designated for community expansion. He explained more.

 Derrick Parham, Camalote Village Chairman: “What happened is there is what we’ll class as an illegal distribution of land, ten acres of land that was illegally distributed to some residents. What happened is the land was supposed to be for village expansion but it was surveyed and distributed without the knowledge of the village council. The residents are up in arms with it because they didn’t have the opportunity to own a piece of land. We all know that Central One and Central Two did not have a village expansion for the past twenty years and a lot of the land was distributed to very close friends and family members to one “Mr.B” as we will use the alias. We just wanted that a fair process be conducted and that was not the case here. I mean you have a lot of single mothers, a lot of people who are paying rent and who deserve a piece of land as we rightfully – as the village council rightfully would see it but it was not conducted properly and we wish that this matter be addressed but up to now we have no direct answer from “Mr.B” as we’ll say and others who are involved with this illegal distribution and as we said the residents would have liked to have the opportunity to own and this was not conducted properly and we wish that this be address immediately.”