The chairman of the Committee Nape Nnauye expressed his appreciation after the committee’s tour to inspect the LTSP in Kilombero and Ulanga District Council, Morogoro Region
He was addressing Mbuga villagers in Ulanga District Council tour the event which included the handing over of Customary Certificates Rights of Occupancy to some fifty six villagers.
LTSP is currently implemented in three districts within Morogoro Region as pilot projects in Malinyi,Ulanga and Kilombero districts under the Ministry for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development with the support from UK Aid, Sweden and Denmark in order to increase transparency in the land issues.
He said the project had registered a remarkably successes implemented as pilot projects adding that it must now be scaled up in other districts countrywide.
“We as committee members we have visited in different villages and proved without doubt the success achieved by the programme. We suggest it now to be scaled up in other districts in the country,” he said.
He listed some of the achievement as solving land disputes, preparing land use planning, surveying and issuance of the CCRO to the villagers in different places.
“We are ready to support the government efforts especially during the parliamentary sessions to ensure the needed fund to scale up the exercise countrywide becomes successfully,” he said.
In his remarks, the Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development William Lukuvi said the government will start implementing the scaling up exercise countrywide in the next financial year.
He assured the villagers issued with CCRO that they will not be charged tax and their CCRO had no time limitation as it was for lease or title deeds.
The minister advised them to use them as collateral to access loans from financial institutions.
“The government is getting set to start scaling up the land tenure exercise countrywide effectively in the next financial year to ensure that each plot or farm is surveyed,” he said.
Ulanga District Commissioner Ngolo Malenya said that her office in collaboration with LTSP had solved 50 out of 70 land disputes.
She said those whose land had surveyed and verified were issued with CCROs adding that each villager will get it.
LTSP coordinator Godfrey Machabe said that the LTSP which started in 2016 will end up July, this year.
He suggested that in order in order to scale up the exercise countrywide timely, it was better to adopt some latest technology like Mobile Application for Securing Tenure (MAST).
He said (MAST) had to great extent speeded up the exercise adding that it was cost wise, accurate, user friendly.