Harare South legislator, Tongai Mnangagwa, has assured residents that they are set to receive title deeds to their residential stands next month.
Most of the houses in Harare South don’t have the services normally required to gain the title deeds.
Speaking during the launch of the area’s road rehabilitation programme, Mnangagwa said 5 000 households are expected to be handed over title deeds to their properties next month. He said:
This is a national project starting here in Harare South whose main thrust is to assist residents in underdeveloped areas to obtain title deeds since about 90 per cent of houses in high-density areas have no title deeds.
At least 5 000 households in this constituency are going to obtain documents for their homes by next month.
Some of the Harare South residents are victims of land barons and without title deeds, it is difficult to access loans and credit facilities from financial institutions.
Stoneridge Residents’ Association chairman, Trymore Kanopula, said they are working on programmes to regularise settlements in the constituency.
He said people who have built houses in areas planned for other amenities such as schools and hospitals would be relocated.