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Belize National Land Reform Demonstration
PRESS RELEASE : Belizeans unite for land reform.
Monday, February 25th 2013
The Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association [BGYEA] and its social partners invite the participation of all Belizeans in a National Land Reform Rally to be held tomorrow, Tuesday 26 February 2013, between 10am and 1pm, at the steps of the National Assembly in Belmopan.
The purpose of the rally is to highlight the need for increased transparency, efficiency and accountability in the management and distribution of national lands as well as to secure commitment by the Prime Minister of Belize and the minister responsible for the distribution of land for their support for as well as direct participation in a series of public consultations through which a national land reform policy can be developed and implemented.
Among the reform objectives are the implementation of measures to 1) address the various forms of corruption have been allowed to thrive across successive governments and 2) promote poverty alleviation through first time land ownership drives and the implementation of incentives for small scale agricultural development.
Various traditional and nontraditional options for civic participation are being made available to those who wish to support the initiative:
Visit www.Facebook.com/BelizeUnboxed to sign and share the electronic petition avaiable there.
Use any mobile phone to send a text message beginning with the word LANDS to the number 662 2981 to express your land concerns to GOB and the Ministry of Natural Resources.
On the morning of the rally, Tuesday, February 26 2013, buses will depart from the Orange Walk Market at 7am, from Pound Yard Bridge in Belize City at 8am, from Independence at 7am with pick-ups in George Town, and from Punta Gorda at the Central Park 5:30am with pick-ups in the villages.
Persons with the ability to provide financial support may reach Yaya Marin Coleman at 661 8050
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