The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) wishes to announce the commencement of the verification of assets affected by the Polihali Western Access Road (PWAR) and the Polihali 132 kV Bulk Power Supply project. This project entails the construction of a 54 km road from Ha Seshote in Leribe District to the Polihali Dam site in Mokhotlong District through Liseleng valley in the Thaba-Tseka district, and a 36 km 132 kV transmission line from Matsoku Sub-station at Ha Ts’ehla to the Polihali Dam site.
The 30m-wide road reserve and the 31m-wide power line servitude have been surveyed and marked using white-painted stones where assets are affected. The LHDA has completed its surveys and registration of affected assets and owners, with the assistance of the Chiefs, Councilors and project related community structures. This survey took place from June 2017 to February 2018.
The LHDA now invites owners of the affected assets to avail themselves for the purpose of verification of the recorded assets.
Each owner has to verify his/her assets in person. In the event that the owners are married in community of property, proof of marriage (marriage certificate, family letter or a signed Affidavit confirming the marriage between spouses) must be presented. A copy of Affidavit Form can be obtained from the LHDA Polihali Operations Offices at Tlokoeng or the relevant Chief’s place or Makhetha Development Consultants’ office (behind the Seshote Clinic).
If one spouse is absent, he or she must provide written consent for the other spouse to represent both. A copy of the ‘Power of Attorney’ that can be filled to give ‘consent’ can be obtained from the places mentioned above. Proof of identification, such as a valid National Identity Document or Driver’s License or Passport is required when verifying ownership.
Affected asset owners are requested to avail themselves at the venues at different villages and chieftaincy areas where the assets are located (as indicated on the attached map) as follows:
|VILLAGE/ LOCATION OF THE AFFECTED ASSETS||VENUE||DATE OF VERIFICATION||TIME|
|Seshote (Western Side) Villages|
|1. Phakoeng and Pitseng||Chief’s place (Phakoeng)||22 – 23/10/18||09:30am – 4:00pm|
|2. Ha ‘Makhoana and Khubetsoana||Chief’s place (Ha ‘Makhoana)||24 – 25/10/18||09:30am – 4:00pm|
|3. Ha Ts’ehla||Chief’s place (Ha Ts’ehla)||29/10/18||09:30am – 4:00pm|
|4. Ha Seshote||Chief’s place (Ha Seshote)||30/10/18||09:00am – 12:00pm|
|Polihali (Eastern Side) Villages|
|1. Ha Monothotsa, Hohobeng||Chief’s place (Monothotsa)||22/10/18||09:30am – 4:00pm|
|2. Ha Maotoana/Makhoaba/
|Chief’s place (Masalla)||23/10/18||09:30am – 4:00pm|
|3. Marisele and Masalla||Chief’s place (Masalla)||24 – 30/10/18||09:30am – 4:00pm|
For more information please contact: Polihali Operations Manager, Gerard Mokone at LHDA Tlokoeng Offices, Telephone No. +26622246300 or mobile +266 6200 8642 or email [email protected]
This Notification is made by Public Relations Office of the LHDA.