Government is to launch a comprehensive updating and computerization exercise of land records later this month.
The State Minister for Lands, Baguma Isoke, says that the computerization of land records is aimed at getting rid of fake land tittles currently in circulation.
He explained that the current manual paper Certificate of Title will be used alongside the electronic certificates. He however says that if a property owner desires an Electronic Title Card, the same will be produced by an Authorized Service provider at an estimated cost of 50,000 shillings.
Baguma says specialized records management software has been installed for data entry. He said that the ministry of lands has acquired 15 computers, four scanners and two heavy duty photocopiers to help in the process.
Baguma was however put to task to explain why the computerization of the land tittles had delayed to start. The Isingiro North MP, Bright Rwamirama, demanded to know why there were no computerized titles two years after parliament approved 24 million dollars for the project.
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Baguma said that 80,000 land titles from Kampala, Wakiso and Mpigi districts had so far been sorted, indexed and scanned for computerization. The Oyam North MP, Okullo Epak was not happy either about the delay.
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