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18 000 to get title deeds in Epworth

by Staff reporter
17 Jun 2024 at 08:55hrs | Views
The Presidential title deeds programme has intensified, with 18,000 title deeds issued in Epworth this month. The programme, launched by President Mnangagwa, aims to secure property rights for homeowners in previously informal settlements. The government plans to issue over 1.5 million title deeds this year, with initial phases already underway in areas like Chitungwiza, Gimboki in Mutare, and Cowdray Park in Bulawayo.

Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Nick Mangwana, announced that 1,000 deeds have been issued so far, with 18,000 offer letters ready for issuance in June. The government has also completed designs for essential infrastructure in Epworth, including a water treatment plant and sewage systems.

In Chitungwiza, 55,000 title deeds will be issued to longstanding municipal tenants, and 9,000 will be issued in Southlea Park once necessary services are constructed. Additionally, 21,000 deeds will be issued under the nationwide Government-enabled housing programme. The programme targets the regularisation of informal settlements, long-standing municipal tenants, and beneficiaries of government housing initiatives.

Mangwana noted that processes such as surveying, infrastructure design, and bond management registrations are ongoing in Chitungwiza, Gimboki, and Cowdray Park to prepare for deed issuance. Offer letters are being distributed, which precede the actual deed issuance. The Kwangu Trust Command Centre is equipped to issue at least 1,000 deeds daily using state-of-the-art technology.

The government is introducing digital title deeds to prevent forgery. These deeds will be tear and water-proof, made on securitised paper with high security features. The system processing these deeds uses blockchain technology to ensure security and prevent tampering.

Source - The Herald