18 August 2016

Tanzania: Title Deeds to Be Issued Electronically

Bukoba — The Minister for Land, Housing and Human Settlement development, Mr William Lukuvi gas said the ministry is set to electronically issue title deeds.

He said the ministry was also updating its systems so as to enable title deeds and other documents on land be prepared and issued within short time.

He said once effected, the system would make it easy for land owners to apply for and get title deeds and other document from where they live without the need to travel to the ministry headquarters.

Speaking to a group of Bukoba municipality residents who are facing some sort of land conflicts, Mr Lukuvi said the electronic system will be launched next Friday.

He said the new system will be temper free and curtail land officers who were preying on unsuspecting title deed seekers.

"Under this new system labnd officers will have no access to particulars contained in the title deed if they don't have password to enter into the system," he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Lukuvi has cancelled a title deed to land given to a UK investor, George Rogers, at Nyanga ward within Bukoba Municipality.

He also directed the Immigration Department to investigate if the Briton was in the country legally.

He said the title deed has been withdrawn because it was obtained without following the lied down procedures.

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