A review of all leases, licenses, and permissions to occupy Public Lands granted since December 21, 2018 will be conducted, says Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall.
He reminded that on the aforementioned date, the David Granger-led administration was defeated by a No-Confidence Motion passed in the National Assembly. As a result, it was reduced to a caretaker government.
Nandlall said, “Under various pieces of legislation, His Excellency the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, delegates a number of powers vested on His Excellency, including, the State Lands Act and the Lands Department Act in respect of sanctioning of renting and granting of leases, licenses and permission of occupancy of all Public Lands, to the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission, exercisable by the Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission. His Excellency President David Granger did so by Oder no. 19 of 2016. Today, with immediate effect, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali revoked that Order.”
This means that the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, Trevor Benn has been stripped of his powers.