According to Amerindian rights activist Laura George, the Chinese landing invasion has been a persistent problem for years, with gold miners illegally occupying indigenous lands and causing environmental damage. Despite repeated calls for action from the affected communities, the Ali-led Administration has failed to take any significant steps to address the issue.
George stated that the government’s allocation of $4.7 billion for developing indigenous people and communities is meaningless if their rights are not protected and respected. She added that this budget allocation might be a way for the government to buy the votes of indigenous people instead of honestly addressing their needs and concerns.
The Amerindian Peoples Association has been actively campaigning for the rights and welfare of indigenous people in Guyana. They have called for the government to take immediate action to address the Chinese landing invasion and to uphold the rights of the affected communities.
The Chinese landing invasion has been contentious in Guyana, with many indigenous residents calling for the government to take a stand against the illegal occupation of their lands. However, it remains to be seen if the Ali-led Administration will take any meaningful action to address this ongoing dispute. Joel Vogt reports.