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NWC warns of criminals trying to sell its lands

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 1:13 PM
The NWC is advising that it does not have land that it is currently offering for sale or lease.

Unscrupulous persons have reportedly been posing as National Water Commission (NWC) workers to illegally sell and lease lands owned by the agency.

The NWC has issued a warning to members of the public to be on the lookout for these persons, particularly in the Bull Bay, Dallas and Dread Heights or Bedward Gardens areas of St Andrew.

The NWC is advising that it does not have land that it is currently offering for sale or lease.

It says it has authorised no one to act on its behalf in the sale or lease of any of its properties.

The NWC further explains that any process to sell or lease NWC-owned lands would be highly publicised, professional, transparent and structured and involve the Commission’s Legal and Properties Departments.  

It also points out that it does not conduct cash transactions in the field.

The agency says any such demand for cash purchases must be resisted and viewed with suspicion.

Meanwhile, the NWC says it will defend its properties against squatting to the full extent of the law.

It is urging members of the public to report any information on these illegal transactions to the nearest police station and the NWC’s Security Department.