MEDICI LAND GOVERNANCE
ZAMBIA

Ministry of Lands
and Natural Resources

Systematic Land Titling Updates

Update on National Land Titling Programme in Zambia

Throughout the months of July and August, almost 15,000 offer letters were issued in 8 demarcation areas, namely Mutendere, Jack, John Howard, Ngombe, Bauleni, Chipata, Freedom, and Lusaka North Forest.

This was done during a community issuance exercise which was designed to make it easier on the landowner to collect their offer letter in a conducive and safe environment taking into consideration observing all COVID-19 Guidelines.

Philis Kabaghe, a retired secondary school teacher who purchased her house with her retirement package, expressed the excitement of finally receiving an offer letter. “After over 20 years in service, this house is what I have to show for my hard work. I am very proud to see that my property is increasing in value and my work has not gone to waste. I am excited to collect my offer letter and make payments as soon as possible in order for me to get a title deed,” she said.

Similarly, Elias Siwila said he is very happy that the Zambian government has made it easier for him and other landowners to get title deeds. He highlighted how difficult it had been for him due to the financial restraint.

Meanwhile, since the project launch in October 2020 over 99 000 parcels have been digitised and 82 270 successfully captured. Over 11 000 landowners have made payments for their titles and 6 749 Certificates of Title have been issued

Steps Of The Data Collection Process

Data collection is the first step for a landowner in the process of acquiring a Certificate of Title under the National Land Titling Programme.

Enumerators wearing green T-shirts, carrying a work ID and an introduction letter from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources go door to door to capture landowners property documents and verify boundaries. The data capturing process takes less than 3 minutes to complete. 

The following are the steps taken:

  1. Enumerator checks if landowner has the correct documentation which is their National Registration Card (NRC) and any of the following documents as proof of ownership:
    • Invitation to Treat
    • Offer Letter
    • Land record card
    • Occupancy Licence
    • Utility Bill (electricity, water)
    • Council Rate Bill
    • Letter of Sale
    • Deed of Gift
  2. Enumerator checks property boundaries
  3. Landowners details and documents are captured
  4. Other beneficiaries are included and captured, these could be spouses, children over the age of 21 or any other beneficiaries to the property
  5. Images of the property are taken
  6. Landowners append their signatures

Medici Land Governance urges all Landowners to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines during this process.

Who We Are

We build quality technology products to help individuals secure property rights and governments manage land titling, administration and revenue generation. Medici Land Governance (MLG) provides user-friendly, low-cost land titling and administration systems. Our team is comprised of leaders with deep experience in building and delivering quality, resilient technology products and services.

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MEDICI LAND GOVERNANCE
ZAMBIA

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources

Systematic Land Titling Updates

Update on National Land Titling Programme in Zambia

As of end of June 2021, Medici Land Governance under the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has enumerated 69,005 parcels with complete information on ownership in Lusaka, Kafue and Chilanga Districts of Lusaka Province.

Meanwhile, Medici Land Governance is expected to capture about 1,890 parcels in Luangwa district by the end of July this year(2021), which should result in Certificates of Title.  

Medici Land Governance together with the ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has, however, distributed 18,793 Offer Letters to landowners whose details were successfully captured and verified within Lusaka Province.

To this effect, 5,186 Certificates of Title have been issued out to the respective owners as of June 2021.

The project which is being undertaken by Medici Land Governance on behalf of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources targets 4 million beneficiaries under the National Land Tiling Programme. 

All Medici Land Governance activities are being conducted in accordance to the Covid19 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

Steps of the data collection process

Data collection is the first step for a landowner in the process of acquiring a Certificate of Title under the National Land Titling Programme.

Enumerators wearing green T-shirts, carrying a work ID and an introduction letter from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources go door to door to capture landowners property documents and verify boundaries. The data capturing process takes less than 3 minutes to complete. 

The following are the steps taken:

  1. Enumerator checks if landowner has the correct documentation which is their National Registration Card (NRC) and any of the following documents as proof of ownership:
    • Invitation to Treat
    • Offer Letter
    • Land record card
    • Occupancy Licence
    • Utility Bill (electricity, water)
    • Council Rate Bill
    • Letter of Sale
    • Deed of Gift
  2. Enumerator checks property boundaries
  3. Landowners details and documents are captured
  4. Other beneficiaries are included and captured, these could be spouses, children over the age of 21 or any other beneficiaries to the property
  5. Images of the property are taken
  6. Landowners append their signatures

Medici Land Governance urges all Landowners to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines during this process.

Who We Are

We build quality technology products to help individuals secure property rights and governments manage land titling, administration and revenue generation. Medici Land Governance (MLG) provides user-friendly, low-cost land titling and administration systems. Our team is comprised of leaders with deep experience in building and delivering quality, resilient technology products and services.

@medicilandgovernance

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for updates from Medici Land Governance Zambia