Speaking during the meeting with the ministry’s staff and land surveying companies in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Lukuvi said that the new price commenced effective from yesterday.
According to him, the move came following a number of complaints from people claiming that the charges were too high thus making most of them leave their land informal for years.
“Over 70 percent of land owners in the country are not recognized by the government, this denies the state a lot of incomes, so scrap down the cost charge will eventually enable more land to be formalized,” he said.
Lukuvi called on all land owners who their lands were yet to be formalized to utilize the opportunity so as to live a comfortable life.
He however, warned some of the ministry’s workers who own land surveying companies to either choose working for their firms or the government.
“Some of the government workers with private land surveying companies spend much of their time serving for their firms than in the government… so, you either choose one, your firm or the government,” he said.
The minister also warned land surveying companies that have been taking surveying and formalization charges to people and leave without implanting the required task for years.
“If there any land owner, who faced this kind of challenge, come to my office and submit the surveying firm names for us to deal with them,”