first_imgThe 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.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgRenowned wax museum Madame Tussauds on Wednesday unveiled India captain Virat Kohli’s statue at Lord’s Cricket Ground here to mark the launch of the ICC World Cup.The wax statue of one of the world’s leading batsmen will be on display at Madame Tussauds from Thursday until July 15 remaining at the museum for the duration of the tournament.Steve Davies, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “Cricket fever is set to sweep the nation in the coming weeks so what better way to unveil our new figure of Virat Kohli than with the help of our neighbours at Lord’s.”We hope that cricket fans will enjoy not only watching their hero on the pitch but taking to the crease with him here at Madame Tussauds London.”Pictured for the first time at the iconic Lord’s, the statue is dressed in the official Indian kit as well as shoes and gloves donated by the sportsman himself. From Thursday onwards, Kohli will sit alongside legends such as Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah and fellow Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar.Tarah Cunynghame, Head of Retail & Tours at Lord’s Cricket Ground, said: “Lord’s is the perfect backdrop to reveal this fantastic figure of Virat Kohli on the eve of the Cricket World Cup. The anticipation of the exciting summer of cricket has already started, with thousands of visitors coming to the Ground and enjoying a tour of Lord’s and around the MCC Museum.”The figure of the famous batsman will delight any cricket fans visiting Madame Tussauds London.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli meets the Queen ahead of the openerAlso See:last_img read more