Tanzanians have been urged to properly use opportunities offered by the Property and Business Formalization Programme popularly known by its Kiswahili acronym as MKURABITA.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony of customary title deeds to tea farmers of Mufindi, Njombe and Rungwe, the Mbeya Regional Commissioner, Mr Abbas Kandoro, said that Tanzanians should use MKURABITA to winch out of poverty.
Mr Kandoro noted that Tanzanians should use the programme fully to get benefits that they could not get if it was not in place. He further noted that such title deeds, which are programme supported by MKURABITA, would access the farmers to financial services and other opportunities.
The RC commended MKURABITA for such initiative and urged Tanzanians to support the programme as it is panacea to eradicate poverty. Mr Kandoro added that such a programme be supported by all citizens who are dedicated to promote the welfare of the country, saying that Tanzanians are rich in livestock, land, houses and plants but they are poor because such assets are not formally recognized.
The MKURABITA Coordinator, Ms Seraphia Mgembe, said that the programme was a testimony of the government’s commitment in fighting against poverty. “Better life for all Tanzanians is possible if everyone works hard and uses available opportunities.
“We’ve so far managed to issue 1, 000 customary title deeds and we urge Tanzanians to use these title deeds to generate more income and reduce poverty,” she added.
MKURABITA is a Government of Tanzania initiative seeking to establish a Legal and Institutional Framework which can facilitate fast track decentralized and cost effective formalization (identification and registration) of extra legal (informal) real estate and business assets and subsequently empower owners of the formalized assets to use them in accessing financial services (credit) and other socio-economic benefits found in modernizing formal economy of the country.
Source Tanzania Daily News