Coastal fencing dispute in Sona
The Bay Honda Peasants Union leader, Adrian Montilla said that the foreign company, which is dedicated to buying and selling land on the...
The Bay Honda Peasants Union leader, Adrian Montilla said that the foreign company, which is dedicated to buying and selling land on the Pacific coast, has fenced with barbwire land that did not belong to them and even encroached on 200 meters of public pathways that lead to the beaches.
Montilla said that the company starting fencing its own land, in the last two weeks and began to enclosed plots where families with possession rights live.
The union leader said that the company’s “arbitrary behavior” was denounced to the Land Registry Authority of the Economy and Finance Ministry, so they can send inspectors to the area and see what Catiland Panama is doing.
Montilla said that since company fenced the land 20 families who depend on fishing for their living has been affected.
After receiving this report, La Estrella tried to contact the legal representative of Catiland Panama, Humberto Chang, but his office said he was in the capital city and there were not at liberty to reveal his cellular phone number.
Meanwhile, the Veraguas Maritime Authority Regional Administrator, Gustavo Rodriguez said that he has not received any complaints about Catiland Panama, but that the matter is under the competence of his office, because it is about coastal land. The case will be investigated to decide if the company is able to fence the land