The Government of Guyana has asked the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer at the Lands and Surveys Commission, Trevor Benn to proceed on his annual leave from tomorrow and begin a handover process today.
He has been asked to prepare a handover/takeover statement that will be given to Manager of the Land Administration, Enrique Monize, who will be acting in the position.
A request has also been made by the Government through Permanent Secretary Abena Moore for Mr. Benn to document the status of all pending matters at the Lands and Surveys Commission for the President.
Benn was appointed to the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission in 2016.
He is the Former Programme Analyst at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is also a former Senior Land Developer at the Commission.
In the run-up to the last election, he was criticized by then Opposition Leader, now Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo over a number of land leases approved by the Government.
But Benn responded publicly to the claims by Jagdeo and proved that the leases that he was questioning were all legitimate and many of them had been approved since under the previous PPP government.
Just after it got to office in August, the new PPP Government, stripped the Lands and Surveys Commissioner from approving Land Leases, putting that power back with the President.
Benn is credited with turning around the Lands and Surveys Commission by modernising its system, remapping the country using the latest technology and making the entity financially viable.