The Chairman of San Andres Village in the Corozal District Is up in arms tonight and his vexation has a lot to do with Belize Water Services Limited. We understand that government has awarded BWS a portion of the land where the village’s Community Center lies. The plan is for BWS to build a water reservoir on the land in order to improve its water services in the area and to expand into the Corozal Commercial Free Zone. Now, Chairman of San Andres Village, Glenford Melvin, welcomes the improvement of water services to residents of the area but he is disappointed with the company since they have been unable to tell the Village Council what other upgrades will be carried out by them in the area as agreed on three years ago when negotiations between both parties began.
Glenford Melvin – Chairman San Andres
“Well, what happened that the past chairman that left the village and I took over he had a hole dig by WASA and what happened now that since I took over six years ago that they wanted a piece of land to upgrade their water system which I say well is it good for the village and the community well, you know we can work something out so that year I went to Belize City to see the headquarters and we had a meeting with my vice Chairman and we negotiate with them you know well, we have to release the place to you all well then just give back the community something not for me but to the community because for many years we took care of this place and you just want to come in and take piece of the place which is something positive to upgrade the water system and we are not against it but according to a message from a private surveyor that permission was given to him to come and measure the place 25 by 100 piece for WASA and they are giving him a job but we as the village council did not get any message back from that three years ago from the headquarter in Belize nor from here in Corozal but we only got a message from a private surveyor so the question came up and we are trying to see that the lands department or WASA supposed to send us a letter and inform us what has happened and if the land department has given the authority to take a piece of land from the village council.”
We contacted representatives of BWS form comment and were informed that they would get back to us by the end of the day. Up to news time though, we have not received that call. We will keep following the story and bring you developments as they unfold.
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