Continuation of Asset Registration Programme

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Notice is hereby given that the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) is continuing with the Phase II asset registration programme. Asset registration has been completed in the Polihali Site Establishment area and along the Polihali North East Access Road (PNEAR) and in areas west of Khubelu River.

WHAT IS ASSET REGISTRATION?

It is the accurate measuring, recording and registering of all valid fixed assets that will be affected by the Project, including owners’ details, for the determination of compensation entitlements, for example agricultural fields, homestead plots and structures, fruit and fuel trees, thickets, graves, etc. The process starts with a cadastral survey of all assets by registered surveyors which is followed by the registration of ownership and other details.

WHERE WILL THE NEXT ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

The cadastral surveys and asset registration will continue in the Polihali Reservoir Area in the Seate, Menoaneng and Mphokojoane Com-munity Councils and Mokhotlong Urban Council. Asset registration has been undertaken in stages and will continue in areas east of Khubelu River starting on 24 September 2018 at Ha Meta (affecting villages such as Ha Nyooko, Ha Selemo, Paballong, Ha Maleka, Thoteng Ha Lesoeja, Kheseng and Maqaseng) and will continue at Tlokoeng from 15 October 2018 (villages of Ha Mpesi Liphokong and Botsola). Areas north of Senqu River including Koung Ha Phohla will start at the beginning of November 2018.

WHO WILL CONDUCT THE REGISTRATION?

Asset registration teams from appointed consultants and LHDA will conduct the registration. The teams will include representatives from the Area Liaison Committees (ALCs), Community Councils and Chiefs.

LHDA has appointed Lima-Thaha Joint Venture (LTJV) to conduct the asset registration programme for the Polihali Reservoir and Site Establishment Areas.

HOW WILL AFFECTED HOUSEHOLDS BE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS?

It is important that affected households participate when their assets are recorded and registered. Household heads and spouses should therefore plan to be available. They will be required to have their Identification Documents (National ID, valid Passport or Driver’s Licence) and proof of ownership of assets (Form C, Lease, Affidavit, or family letter of inheritance of property) available during the surveys. In the event that household heads and spouses are not able to attend the asset registration in person, they will be required to appoint a mandated person in the prescribed format to represent them during the process.

ANY QUERIES?

Please contact the Polihali Operations Branch Manager at LHDA’s Office in Tlokoeng; Telephone: 2224 6300 or 6200 8642.

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