By Kamundia Muriithi
Urithi Housing Cooperative Society will settle over 100 members in their recently acquired virgin and arable land in Gacabari sub-location in Mutuovare Location, Mbeere South Sub-County in Embu County.
The Society Marketing and Education Committee Chairman Gerald Mugo said through the Miliki Concept, Urithi was striving to ensure that half of its 15,000 members who did not own any plot, got it at less than Sh100,000 in various parts of the county.
“After realizing that half of our members have not acquired any property, we came up with the Miliki Concept which provides members an opportunity to own land at a cost (less than Sh100,000),” said Mugo.
Mugo was speaking at the 100 acre farm where the society had taken those who had purchased plots of 100 x 100ft at a cost of Sh 50,000 each to see the land.
The Chairman said through Miliki Concept, Urithi had already settled members in Malindi and issued titled deeds.
Urging members to take advantage of Miliki Concept to own land, the Chairman said survey and sub-division of the land had commenced and title deeds will be issued in three months.
Mutuavare Location Chief Julius Njiru gave the land a clean bill of health and assured Urithi members that the local administration would protect life and property of every Kenyan. He assured the members that there were no land conflicts in the location and that the area had piped water from Embu Water and Sewerage Company.
Project Chairman John Chege urged members to promptly pay for their plots and title deeds to enable the society process them fast. Chege said the Mbeere Project was the first Miliki Initiative in Embu County.