NCD Governor’s Project Manager John Makop has assured over 270 settlers at 9-Mile Rouna Quarry Settlement that they will be relocated on new allotments properly surveyed if they pay K2000 each within a month.
Makop, while responding to a news story published by one of the daily newspapers said awareness was made before families were made homeless when their homes were demolished to make way for the construction of road under the NCD Governor’s Settlement to Suburb Upgrade project.
Adding that they had to relax their terms and conditions for them to pay K4000 due to their need for urgent relocation.
The pilot project covers Nautana, 9-Mile, Burns Peak, Ragamuga, 8-Mile Moitaka Ridge, Kipo and Morata.
Makop clarified that land is priced so settlers have been made aware to pay K40,000 to the title holder NCDC over a period of 15 years but is subject to change.
Each new allotment occupant is required to pay a minimum of 10 per cent or K4000 in order for them to be qualified for occupancy, he said.
Makop further stated that the Settlement to Suburb Upgrade Project was an election promise initiated by NCD Governor, Powes Parkop in 2007.
“NCDC has titles (area approximately 50.28 hectares) over portions 967, 968 and 970 over which Phase 1 is being implemented”
Phase 1 includes a total of 308 lots comprising of 3 commercials, 1 school, 1 clinic and police station, and 290 residential allotments.
The Project Manager also clarified that every lease holder will be required to sign a tendency agreement with NCDC, saying it is not a ‘free handout’ as claimed.
Meanwhile, he said the other initiative by Governor Parkop is NCDC-IFC (International Finance Corporation) Housing Project tailored for low to middle income earners in the city to address housing problem.
Source: NCD Governor’s Officer