THE Systematic Land Titling project, an exercise earmarked to issue 50,000 title deeds to property owners in Ndola, has gained momentum in the city.
The project is initiated by the Ministry of Lands who have contracted Medici Land Governance to undertake the exercise.
The Ministry of Lands and Medici Land Governance as part of the collaboration held a meeting for His Worship the Mayor, Cllr. Jones Kalyati and the Councillors recently.
The project is mandated to issue four million title deeds to residents in Zambia in order to harmonise land ownership records and empower Zambians with a capacity to obtain bank loans or further develop their properties systematically.
Enumerators collecting information on the size and ownership of the plots are visiting various residencies as part of the process towards the issuance of title deeds within a shorter period than the regular process.
The areas selected for this phase of the Systematic Land Titling project are Kabushi, George, Dola Hill, Mitengo, Chifubu, Kawama, Pamodzi, Nkwazi, Kanyanje, Mapalo, Ndeke, Masala, Mushili, Lubuto, Kantolomba, Mwenye and Twapia areas.
Other areas could be added in due course.
Documents required to show proof of ownership for the plots are:
- an offer letter,
- Occupancy Licence,
- Council Rate bill or
- a Deed of Gift.
Other documents are
- Invitation to Treat (ITT),
- Land Record Card,
- Water or Electricity bill or Letter of Sale.
The cost of the Certificate of Title are
- K3,122 for low cost
- K3,500 for medium cost
- K4,200 for High Cost and
- K4,200 for Commercial.
To get the title, a minimum of at-least K1,000 to K1,462 should be paid to the council.