"How the sale of State land town houses to the ex-CHA and places and services it was made?" "What are the legal constraints and the advice obtained?" These are some- some of the questions that the opposition leader has asked the Minister of Lands and Housing on Wednesday 20 November to Parliament. But it is a Abu Kasenally confused and sometimes lost in his notes that responded.
He said the department is trying to circumvent the legal difficulties surrounding the sale of land from the state to individuals. According to Abu Kasenally "17,000 families of 600 residential areas of places and services will benefit from the sale of land of the State " . He explained that last year, the lease fees have been revised downwards and went from Rs 500 per year to Re 1. And he says that amendments will be made during the vote Miscellanous Finance Bill 2013 to enable them to benefit 17,000 families land they occupy.
Concerning the houses of the ex-CHA, on 19 442 spread over 177 locations, 9,935 were sold and the owners have received their titles, 2,379 cases are subject to litigation and the rest has no been sold. The Minister pointed out that 554 land lies on geometric and No 40 on old railway lines, while others are on private land that the government has not purchased.
This prompted Paul Berenger to raise the issue of legality. The leader of the opposition is in possession of information that the State Law Office had made it clear to the Ministry that the sale of land lying on geometric No particular is unconstitutional. The minister, he replied that he is not in possession of such information. He added that at a meeting with the Solicitor General and other legal advisers, it made him realize that amendments may be made with a simple majority in order to sell the land.