Meeting planned to remove Timehri residents standing in the way of CJIA expansion project
Those plans have already started with some residents expressing disappointment that the Government did not address the issue of adequate compensation.
Those who fall in the critical area of the airport expansion met with the Ministry of Public Works to discuss the Government’s relocation plans recently, but according to the residents, nothing was said about compensation, but a promise was made by the Government to help. Lands were offered at Yarrowkabra, Farm, Providence and Coverden.
Daniel Fraser is the Chairman of the Timehri Development Council and he told us that the residents are prepared to stand their ground.
Benn said the expansion is too important to fail, despite funding for the project not being approved by Parliament.
Most of the residents living around the airport depend on the airport for their livelihood. Many of those living at Timehri North have built permanent structures costing million of dollars. They said they were told by a former Housing Minister that the land would have been regularized, hence their substantial investment.