MAMA BETTY CHILOANE (79) RECEIVES HER TITLE DEED
The Title Deeds Friday programme continues to bring much relieve to the residents who live in houses they do not have title deeds for. It is more relieving to the elders who are anxious to leave their grandchildren with a secured roof over their heads when they ultimately pass away. Ms Betty Chiloane (79) of Chief Albert Luthuli Extension 5 was one of the recipients of tittle deeds at Marivate Hall in Daveyton during the Siyaqhuba Title Deeds Friday last week.
Chiloane was one of 150 residents of Chief Albert Luthuli whose title deeds were ready to be collected. On the day, 35 residents received their title deeds. Those that did not collect will do so at the Daveyton Customer Care Centre at their convenient time.
Ms Chiloane was grateful to the City and the Mayor for the initiate to give them secured ownership of their houses by ensuring that they do have title deeds to them. She likened the situation of living in a house without having a title deed to being a tenant in her own house.
MMC for Finance and Economic Development Cllr Doctor Xhakaza, who officiated over the handing over of the title deeds, urged the recipients to keep them save. "This document gives you a security of tenure. It says you are the owner of the house and the land it is built on. It is the legacy that you may leave for your descendants," he said.
He said that since the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mzwandile Masina, introduced the Title Deeds Friday, the City is pushing back the backlog of uncollected title deeds. He said the City has patterned with the provincial and national government to strengthen the administration process of giving houses and title deeds to their right owners.
Pic: Betty Chiloane with MMC for Finance and Economic Development Cllr Doctor Xhakaza and MMC for Corporate and Shared Services Cllr Khosi Mabaso after receiving her title deed.