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_img1 Carles Gil celebrates his first goal in English football Aston Villa momentarily put their Premier League woes to one side with a solid 2-1 FA Cup fourth round victory over Championship pace-setters Bournemouth.Before kick-off Villa fans had been buoyed by the news that midfielder Fabian Delph had extended his contract at Villa Park until 2019, however it was the Cherries who made the brighter start of the teams.Though Andreas Weimann went close on nine minutes, heading Hutton’s inch-perfect cross just wide – with many fans thinking it had gone in – Paul Lambert’s side struggled to impose themselves on the game in the opening 45 minutes and the away side were able to play their composed, passing game.Eddie Howe’s side almost took the lead on 19 minutes when Shaun MacDonald rounded goalkeeper Shay Given, before having his shot cleared off the line by Jores Okore. Villa responded immediately with Weimann going close at the other end, but Okore had to have his wits about him again ten minutes later when he denied Yann Kermorgant, who had been played through by Eunan O’Kane.The Villa players looked happy to hear the half time whistle but emerged a different side 15 minutes later.Two minutes after the break, Carles Gil was released by Christian Benteke and unleashed from close range, going narrowly wide of the right post.Gil wouldn’t have to wait long for another chance to score his first goal in English football, however, and on 50 minutes scored arguably the goal of the fourth round. Villa were on the counter when Gil picked up the ball on the right wing and, after cutting inside, the Spaniard broke the deadlock with a curling shot into the top left corner from at least 25 yards out.Bournemouth responded by bringing on their top goalscorer Callum Wilson. As they pushed forward in search of an equaliser, Villa had to dig in with defenders Okore and Hutton both picking up bookings.The Cherries left themselves open at the back, however, and after managing only one goal in their last six games, Villa scored two in one half when they doubled their lead 70 minutes in. Hutton, who had been a constant threat with his overlaps down the right, played a dangerous ball across the area which reached Weimann who steered home with his left foot.Again, Bournemouth pushed forward and went close on a couple of occasions before an excellent injury-time move ended with Adam Smith picking out Callum Wilson who made no mistake in netting past Given from close-range.Unfortunately for Bournemouth it came too late and Villa deservedly progressed into the FA Cup fifth round.last_img read more