Regional Ten Chairman Mortimer Mingo has denied ever receiving any land plot of land in the exclusive housing area popularly referred to as “Prado Ville 2” – located at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara.
Cabinet Secretary Roger Luncheon, on Wednesday, during the ongoing libel case in the High Court, had stated that Mingo was among several Afro-Guyanese who received land in the area.
Mingo in a press statement yesterday indicated that it was sometime on or about August 2010, that Dr Luncheon called him and informed him that the Government of Guyana was in the process of allocating house lots at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara, where the radio antennas were.
It was further disclosed that the land was being given to senior government functionaries and regional chairmen.
Mingo further noted that Luncheon said that he (Mingo) was identified as one of the persons for a house lot and that “I would be contacted later as to know how the allocation would be”.
Mingo said that he later contacted his lawyer and told him about the offer that was made by Luncheon. He said that “I was advised that I acknowledge the offer and wait to see what and how I would proceed with the offer.
Mingo said that since that phone call he has never heard from Luncheon or anyone concerning the said plot of land.
The chairman said that he has not signed any agreement or condition of sale or paid any money for any land at Sparendaam.
Mingo further stated that he has never received any lease, title or transport for the said land. In fact, the Regional Chairman said that he has never even seen the said plot of land.
Meanwhile, defence counsel Christopher Ram noted that Mingo is likely to be called as a witness to testify that he has never received land at Pradoville.
The issue of the land arouse after Luncheon was under cross examination by Ram in the Bharrat Jagdeo libel case against newspaper columnist Freddie Kissoon, Kaieteur News and its Editor Adam Harris. Luncheon denied that the area was predominantly filled with East Indians who were allocated house lots by the plaintiff.
Luncheon rejected that in its entirety.
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