The National Housing Authority (NHA) has given 28 Title Deeds to residents of the Old and New Matadi Housing Estates people.
Speaking yesterday at the official program in the Old Matadi Community, the Managing Director of the National Housing Authority, Samuel W. Thompson, said the program is part of the President’s home ownership initiative that we have been pursuing for the people of Liberia.
The Managing Director explained that “today we are presenting just the first batch of the deeds to the residents, giving them title to the property. Some have paid for property and some are eligible for weaver based on the number of years they have lived here in keeping with the President’s directive.”
According to Mr. Thompson, some of the people have taken mortgage loans from the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment and those deeds will be turned over to the (LBDI), due to their pledged to the Bank.
“We have finalized all of the deeds to those that are in the country. We have plans to construct additional estates in Lofa, where we have land, and also the Brewerville area.”
Mr. Thompson said the process is intended to provide some of the people their deeds as they deserved to have access to their land deeds and the NHA can clearly say that they met the necessary requirements to own it.
He used the occasion to encourage those who are yet to receive their deeds to be patient in the process and assured them of having access to it in the shortest possible time.
“We have covered 28 out of 268 deeds; we will continue to reach out to all of the other residents and ensure that those that the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy has survey receive their deeds as part of the President’s continued support to the people and the country,” Mr. Thompson explained.
The Managing Director explained, “You can obtain the land in many ways; you must have lived in the house for at 20 years and above and at the age 60, and you can also own it by paying for it. Let me also encourage other people to take advantage of the opportunity.”
He called on the recipients to further register and probate their deeds, as this process involves all the owners.
Some of the recipients include: J. Fallah Moses, Joyce Mawolo, Ansu Kallon, Edwin Tucker, Garmai Koikoi, Samuel Dorbor, Amos Andrew, James Johnson, Roland Stevens, Myers Dorbor, Albert Nyanibo, Abraham Kettor and Michael Dean.