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Over 300 Bare Root residents to receive land titles/transports before year-end

Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water Susan Rodrigues engaging residents [Photo: CH&PA/ October 21, 2022]

By the end of this year, 312 residents residing at Bachelor’s Adventure, commonly known as Bare Root, on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are expected to receive their Certificates of Title/Transport after more than twenty years.

Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water Susan Rodrigues made this announcement on Friday during a community meeting with the residents.

The area consists of two parcels of land: Parcel 976 – State Land, and Former Parcel 914 – Government Land, which was regularised.

In 2004, a survey was completed by Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), but due to omissions of parcel numbers, bearings, and incorrect acreages, resurveys were done in 2009 and 2017.

A final survey was then completed on June 12, 2022, to rectify discrepancies, and former Parcel 914, which contains 312 lots, was verified through an exercise conducted by the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).

While some lot numbers remain the same, others have changed along with the acreage. Minister Rodrigues stated that the Ministry understands the inconvenience the issue has caused residents over the years and the need for this chapter of their land ownership journey to be closed.

With the final survey plan, issued Certificates of Titles will be amended, and allottees with new parcel numbers will be given new allocation letters.

“Before the end of this year, it is our intention that we take you through the documentation process and that we finish this regularisation,” the Minister affirmed.

She further emphasised the government’s commitment to working with all communities and ensuring that the Guyanese people’s needs are met.

To this end, she encouraged residents to cooperate with the agency. The Minister also announced the construction of a new water treatment plant at Bachelor’s Adventure to the tune of $1.5 billion.

The water treatment plant will serve communities from Coldingen to Nabaclis. Bachelor’s Adventure will also benefit from a $407 million investment to upgrade six roads.

During the meeting, residents were given to opportunity to raise important concerns with the Minister and team, peruse the new area plan, and initiate their registration process.

With regards to Parcel 976 (104 lots), GLSC will be completing a survey to allow the other residents to move forward.


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