Land Amnesty Program
For: Press Release
Date: July 2, 2014
Topic: Land Amnesty Program
Even though the officers and members of The Belize People’s Front applaud the efforts made by Hon. Mark King to assist the people in his constituency, a band aid fix will not be the solution; a Comprehensive Land Program is needed to assist all Belizeans to obtain lots and lands in our country.
For too long now, thousands of natural born Belizean citizens, have been applying for their first lots and lands in our country and their application forms are nowhere to be found, whilst others are given choice and prime lots, in the dysfunctional and inept Lands Department, this caused mainly due to political interference.
The Belize People’s Front realizes that, land is one of our most valuable assets. We have the option to construct a place to call home, farm and provide for one’s family, or to rear livestock, and be a major contributor in the nation’s development. Beneath this valuable asset, can be found minerals, precious stones, and most recently, black gold, crude oil. This is a very valuable commodity and we need to ensure that the land owner is adequately compensated for any valuables found beneath their parcel (s).
The Belize People’s Front believes that the masses need to be educated as to our land access and its availability, sustainable management and its future availability for our youths. This is a natural resource we need to bring into control in a most urgent way, whilst we continue to create a balance for our people and our future.
We must include in these rights all Belizeans, both at home and abroad, as these are God given birth rights.
The Executive Body of the Belize People’s Front