Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Regulate squatting

Squatting is becoming rampant in this country and it seems that the authorities are condoning this lawlessness.

Yes, I admit that people need places to live, but squatting can and should be regulated. Lawful home owners have to go through many legal hoops first to purchase the land, then to build their houses, but squatters can just go anywhere and erect their homes without any regulations.

Not all squatters are potential wrongdoers, but one bad apple can spoil the whole barrel.  Why can’t the authorities have special areas for squatters so that these people can have proper roads, water and lights, for which they will have to pay a fee?

Giving letters of comfort is ludicrous and just encouraging lawlessness. 

Clermont Andrews

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