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UGANDA LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM: PROSPECT FOR MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO IMPROVEMENT OF THE LAND ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM March, 2015 Richard Oput,

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1 UGANDA LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM: PROSPECT FOR MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO IMPROVEMENT OF THE LAND ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM March, 2015 Richard Oput, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda Nadege Orlova, IGN France International Project for Design, Supply, Installation and Implementation of National Land Information System Infrastructure (DeSINLISI)

2 2 2 Outline 1.Background 2.DeSILISoR Project 3.Challenges and Lessons Learnt 4.DESINLISI Project

3 Background A new Constitution of Uganda was promulgated in 1995 The Constitution has a number of provisions on Land Administration and Management There was a provision to put in place the Land Act within two years of coming into force of the Constitution The Land Act was enacted in1998 Although the spirit of the Land Act 1998 was to ensure a fully decentralized Land Administration and Management system, it created a massive implementation structure - difficult to implement After review of the Land Act 1998 a 10 year Land Sector Strategic Plan was developed A number of strategies were adopted under the LSSP to review the policy and legal framework, protect rights of vulnerable groups, improve Land Services delivery through Modernization of the Land Registry, support decentralized Land Administration institutions among other things

4 Activities Implemented Under the LSSP Development of a National Land Policy and Land Use Policy Review of the Legal Framework Survey of some Government Land Implementation of the Land Fund Provision of Public Information on Land Rights Development of Strategies for Protection of Rights of Vulnerable Groups Alternative Land Dispute Resolution (Land Tribunals, Local Council Courts)

5 Activities Implemented Under the LSSP (Contd) Systematic Adjudication, Demarcation, Survey and Certification/Registration of Land Rights Development of a Land Information System Support to Decentralized Land Administration Institutions (DLOs, DLBs, DLTs, ALCs, LC Courts)

6 66 This project aimed: -To contribute to the establishment of the efficient land administration system in Uganda -To facilitate and improve the delivery of basic land services in Uganda -To improve land tenure security DeSILISoR Project (“Design, Supply, Installation, Implementation of the Land Information System and Securing of Land Records”)

7 77 Overview: Project led by IGN France International Consortium involving international and local subcontractors Project implementing Agency: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development of Uganda Funding: World Bank and Government of Uganda Started in February 2010 and finished in February 2014; DeSILISoR Project

8 88  Rehabilitation and digitization of land records and cadastral maps:  500,000 Titles  16,500 Maps  8,500 Job Jacket Records (Survey Files)  Provision of the base map covering 17,362 sq.km  Upgrade of the working environment and supporting system tools within 6 Ministry Zonal Offices, Ministry HQ and the Department of Surveys and Mapping as well as the National Land Information Centre through:  Provision of IT equipment (hardware and software)  Provision of tailor-made Land Information System (LIS) DeSILISoR: TARGETS

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10 10  Prepare the “Strategy for land registry offices modernization and enhancement of the land administration services”  Assist the Ministry of Lands to implement this strategy through:  Technical Support  Training and Capacity Building  Public Awareness and Communication Campaign  Test the approach in 6 Ministry Zonal Offices + National Information Center and develop National wide Roll-out Plan DeSILISoR: TARGETS

11 11 DeSILISoR

12 12 Project Achievements Effective decentralization of cadastral and registration services Securing of land records and maps Establishment of audit trail Security of land transactions has been enhanced Improvement of the quality of records and their management Instant retrieval of information Improvement in service delivery Improvement of decision-making intelligence

13 Categories of transactions 13

14 14  Poor state and quality of the records  Maintenance challenges : basic infrastructures, power and connectivity  Slow adaptation of the Ministry structure to the new working environment requiring new or differently skilled personnel, staff structure  Reluctance to adopt new business processes  Lack of an effective communication  Legal and regulatory framework were not fully consistent with LIS operational framework CHALLENGES

15 15  The institutional arrangement for implementation should be kept simple and easy  The Infrastructural arrangements should be completed ahead of actual installation of the LIS - that includes Construction of Buildings, LAN, WAN Connectivity etc..  Information, Education and Communication campaigns to support the LIS development and implementation - should be carried throughout the development and implementation process LESSONS LEARNT

16 16  All project components which are necessary for the design development and implementation of the LIS should be handled simultaneously  Training and Capacity building should start as soon as the equipment installation is done for usability and sustainability  Wider involvement of stakeholders to ensure the early buy-in and ownership of the System DeSILISoR: LESSONS LEARNT

17 Percentage of Registered Transactions per MZO 17

18 Trend of Percentage of Registered & Pending Transactions 18

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21 Project for Design, Supply, Installation and Implementation of the Land Information System Infrastructure MLHUD Thank you for your attention CONTACT DETAILS IN UGANDA: Richard Oput Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,


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