CH&PA Board waiting one year for proper Land Pricing information

Mark Jacobs<emarkjacobs@gmail.com> AttachmentTue, Jul 12, 2016 at 12:21 PM
To: board members, Myrnap <myrnap@chpa.gov.gy>, Jordan Hannifah <hannifahj@chpa.gov.gy>, “mhutson@lands.gov.gy” <mhutson@lands.gov.gy>, “valerie.adams” <valerie.adams@ymail.com>
it’s approaching a year since we’ve been trying to clarify how house lots were priced by CHPA
this is the y type of foolishness we have to sift through
this still has not answered the question
I wont forward the other doc which was ‘accidentally’ sent
that is two pages of absolute rubbish
it’s time we shift this agency in a new direction
humble regards,
mark jacobs

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: <deniset@chpa.gov.gy>
Date: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 6:02 PM
Subject: Pricing Policy of CHPA, transactions of the Land Management System and 322 Tabatinga Housing Scheme
To: Mark Jacobs <emarkjacobs@gmail.com>
Cc: Myrnap <myrnap@chpa.gov.gy>, Ministry Communities <ministerofcommunities@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Jacobs

I would like to remind you that I was on one week leave from June 27th to July 3rd 2016.

With respect to the above, I was just made aware of the memoranda by Ms. Sattan. Ms. Sattan was on three days sick leave this week.

Please be informed that we will respond to you on Tuesday 12th, 2016

Regards

Denise King-Tudor (Mrs)

Director of Operations

Central Housing and Planning Authority

41 Brickdam and United Nations

Stabroek

Georgetown

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From: Mark Jacobs [mailto:emarkjacobs@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2016 5:55 AM
To: deniset
Cc:board members; Jordan Hannifah; mhutson@lands.gov.gy; Ronald Bulkan; valerie.adams; myrnap
Subject: Fwd: Pricing Policy of CHPA, transactions of the Land Management System and 322 Tabatinga Housing Scheme

 

Dear Mrs. Tudor:

I’ve spoken about this matter before June 6, 2016 and I have written to you about it multiple times. The housing officer of Region 9 is also aware of the problems.

It’s been ongoing since February http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2016/02/27/controversial-property-dispute-leads-to-mans-home-destroyed-belongings-taken-to-dumpsite/

It’s still unresolved months later and our recommendation has not been carried through.

in the meantime a fence has been erected on this property et cetera and construction is ongoing

as far as the matter in Tabatinga is concerned, we discussed this matter at land allocation and have asked that the officer in Lethem be called and all activities on the property be halted until we have a look at all the records.

I dont understand why this has to wait until tuesday.

are emails going unanswered because persons are on leave?

what systems are in place for continuity? board members are working all the time. it’s not as if we are always aware of who is and who isn’t on leave and for how long. irregardless, the work of the agency must continue uninterrupted.

we might not be able to plan for unexpected illness but systems have to be in place so that incidents like this doesn’t happen again.

In the absence of Ms. Pitt you will be acting as CEO, we cant have break downs in the system where matters are sitting on peoples desks for weeks unattended.

That’s totally unacceptable behaviour for senior members of CH&PA’s management.

There are other outstanding memos for which we’ve received no response or acknowledgement of receipt. (CH&PA pricing policies and guidelines, remigrant scheme pricing policy, list of CH&PA schemes, house lot allocation breakdown for last quarter etc)

A memo was also sent to Ms. Moore for information regarding the Land Management System discussed at our meeting with the Land Admin staff. when will this information be available?

thanks in advance.

humble regards,

Mark Jacobs

 

From: deniset@chpa.gov.gy [mailto:deniset@chpa.gov.gy]
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:35 AM
To: ‘Mark Jacobs’
Cc: board members; ‘Jordan Hannifah’; ‘mhutson@lands.gov.gy‘; ‘Ronald Bulkan’; ‘valerie.adams’; ‘myrnap’
Subject: RE: Pricing Policy of CHPA, transactions of the Land Management System and 322 Tabatinga Housing Scheme

Dear Mr. Jacobs

Please permit me to response to your e-mail and to clarify matters raised.

 

Parcel 322 Tabatinga Housing Scheme

As you are aware, that Honorable Minister Valerie Patterson made a decision on February 19th, 2016 and approved the allocation of 322 Tabatinga to Mr. Nevin Tocoordeen to remain on the house lot previously allocated. On the following day, February 20th, 2016 Parcel 979 Culvert City was allocated to Mr. Richard Damdar.  The sum of $75,000.00 dollars was made towards the acquisition of the land.

On the 6th of June 2016, an email was addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Myrna Pitt. This email was subsequently sent to me to have a report done. Please see a copy of that email below. 

Upon receipt of the email, I spoke with the Hon. Minister Hononrable Ms. Valerie Patterson and I immediately place the documents submitted by the RHO at Head office on Hold pending the resolution.

This information was also communicated to Ms. Joseph, the Regional Housing Officer for Region No.9 and also I had requested that the officer to submit a report on matter. This report was later submitted on the 8th of June by the officer and had to be reviewed before submission. There was an outreach for regions 6 and 5 on the Thursday 9 and Friday 10th of June.

On Wednesday June 15th, 2016 in an email from you, it was stated that you did not remember to raise the Lethem Matter with me at the Land Allocation Committee meeting held in the morning of the June 15th. 2016.

The following day, that is Thursday June 16, 2016, an email was dispatched to you providing an update and explanation on the said Parcel which was submitted by the RHO.

Subsequently, on Friday June 17th, another email was sent requesting that all activities be put on hold with respect to the lot.

Consequently, on the said date, the CEO sent an email to the RHO informing her to action the request made by you. The officer, indicated last week that she had only seen the email and requested what exactly should be done because it is not a situation where there is a contravention. The officer reported to me this morning that she was unsuccessful in making contact with the CEO last week and she was advised to inform the allottee of the decision of the chairman of the Land Allocation Committee.

Please an update submitted this morning by RHO hereunder:

 

MEMORANDUM

TO:        Ms. Myrna Pitt

Chief Executive Officer

THRU:  Ms. Denise King-Tudor

Director of Operations

FROM: Ms. Michelle Joseph

Regional Housing Officer

DATE:  11th July, 2016

SUBJECT:  Issues Surrounding Lot 322 Tabatinga. 

Dear Madam,

Please be informed that on today’s date, 11th July, 2016 at 10:00am, I visited Lot 322 Tabatinga to instruct Mr. Nevin Taccordeen to cease all constructions on the said lot as instructed by my superiors. Unfortunately Mr. Taccordeen was not at the lot. I visited his spouse’s home instead and ask her to relay the information to him. He came to the office a few minutes later and asked why he was being asked to cease construction when he was given legal documents by Minister Patterson. I told him I am carrying out instructions given to me and if he wants he can call or visit the office in Georgetown to make queries. He asked for a number and I give him the Director of Operations Office Number.

Please find attached, photos of the works ongoing.

All for your information and guidance.

Yours Truly

Michelle Joseph

 

Please note that when I indicated that I will provide an update on the memos on Tuesday the 12th of July, I did not refer to the action to be taken on the Parcel 322 Tabatinga because this was already in process.

List of  Housing Schemes

 

With respect to the above, please be informed that the list of Housing areas under the control of the Land Administration and Conveyance Department was submitted to the Board members in October 2015 via the Secretary to the Board, Ms. Deborah Edwards. The compiled list of Housing schemes and squatting areas were also submitted via email to a member of the Board.

This information is available and I would be happy to share another copy with you. I will make another copy of this list and have the Secretary to the Board issue same to you tomorrow at the meeting.

Pricing Policy

Please be informed that the Pricing Policing and Structure were included in the Land Administration and Conveyancing Department presentation done at the Board Retreat held on November 20th, 2015. For ease of reference, please see the attached slides from the presentation and that text on the pricing policy extracted from the Allocation Policy document.

At the retreat I recommended that the pricing policy and structure should be reviewed urgently in order to maintain consistency in pricing of lands.

Re-migrant Scheme Pricing Policy

 

The above, if not submitted already by Mr. Ally will be included in the Remigrant Scheme document prepared by the Management of CHPA. This document will be sent to the Board shortly.

House lot allocation breakdown for the last quarter

 

Senior Land Allocation Officer, Ms. Ingrid Jones, reported that she told you that the information requested is available and in fact, she took the information on the trip to Region 2, but did not remember to handover same to you. This will be provided today.

Land Management System

 

The officer did not receive a memo on this matter however, the information requested is attached.

Respectfully submitted for your information and guidance

Denise King-Tudor

Director of Operations

 

 

 

Incorrect document on pricing sent Inbox
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To: Mark Jacobs <emarkjacobs@gmail.com>
Cc: Jordan Hannifah <hannifahj@chpa.gov.gy>, mhutson@lands.gov.gy, Ronald Bulkan <rabulkan@ymail.com>, “valerie.adams” <valerie.adams@ymail.com>, myrnap <myrnap@chpa.gov.gy>
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Dear Mr. Jacobs

Please ignore the first document/ file sent on pricing, it is only a draft which has to be edited. Please see the extracted document from the Policy Document attached.

Regards

Denise King-Tudor (Mrs)

Director of Operations

Central Housing and Planning Authority

41 Brickdam and United Nations

Stabroek

Georgetown

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