Govt ured to scale up the land tenure exercise countrywide

21Jan 2019
James Kandoya
The Guardian
Govt ured to scale up the land tenure exercise countrywide

THE Standing Parliament   Committee on Land, Natural Resources and Tourism has recommended to the government to scale up the land tenure exercise countrywide after successfully implemented in three districts in Morogoro Region.

The chairman of the Committee Nape Nnauye.

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.

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