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Ministry of Land and Natural Resources
Systematic Land Titling Updates
Systematic Land Titling
Progress in Zambia November 2022
LAUNCH OF THE INTEGRATION OF THE NATIONAL LAND TITLING SYSTEM WITH ZANACO BILL MUSTER
On Wednesday 30th November 2022, Medici Land Governance, in partnership and collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, ZANACO Bank, SMART Zambia, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Technology was proud to officially launch the integration of the National Land Titling System with ZANACO Bill Muster.
This integration is a major milestone for the Ministry of Lands and embodies the Government’s aim to establish a streamlined E-payment system for payment of land titling fees. Using ZANACO Bill Muster greatly improves the Ministry’s service delivery across the country as it allows landowners to pay their titling fees quickly and easily through any ZANACO Xpress agents located in their community. It saves on time and money that would be spent on travelling to a bank to make a deposit and after that to the Ministry to receive a receipt.
A live demonstration was conducted at the launch to showcase how land titling fees are done through ZANACO Bill Muster, right up to how a Certificate of Title is printed in real-time. Medici Land Governance sponsored 4 vulnerable landowners to pay the minimum fee of K1000 at the launch and a Certificate of Title was handed over to one of the landowners by the Hon. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Elijah Muchima.
The occasion was graced by the Hon Elijah Muchima, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, as Guest of Honour, Hon Felix Mutati – Minister of Technology, , Hon Garry Nkombo, Minister of Local Government, Ms Mukwinda Chibesakunda, ZANACO CEO, Ms Daphne Chabu, Permenant Secretary Ministry of Lands, Ms Lynn Habanji, Commissioner of Lands, Mr Percy Chinyama, SMART Zambia National Coordinator, Dr Chikusela Sikazwe, Country Manager – Medici Land Governance and Mr Emmanuel Tembo, NLTC Project Manager.
Steps for Data Collection Process
Imagery Acquisition PLANNING AND EXECUTION
This is the first part of the land survey in the systematic land titling process. At this stage, areas of interest are selected and an aerial land survey is conducted using drones, aeroplanes, or via satellite to capture high resolution images of features as they appear on the ground. The images are then post-processed, the end result being Georeferenced image tiles of high resolution that can be used in GIS related software to extract the information necessary to produce certificates of title as per land survey and planning regulations and standards.
Geographic information Systems and High-Resolution Aerial Imagery are utilized by a group of Specialized Engineers and Technicians to delineate Property boundaries in accordance with Planning Standards and assign necessary Attribute Data relating to the properties’ unique characteristics. This process is meticulously reviewed by the team to ensure accurate and precise property boundaries through Quality Assurance and Control Procedures.
Enumeration in the Systematic Land Titling Programme involves the collection of spatial and textual data from property owners in specific demarcation areas. The process is made easy with the aid of the ENUM application used by the enumerators as it contains positional GPS accuracy to solidify the procedure.
At this stage, data from the field is received with changes on how the boundaries ought to be after being verified with property owners on the ground. The GIS team implements the Spatial Adjustments accordingly and the necessary Textual data is assigned to each property as guided by the community. Throughout this process, careful considerations are made to ensure that Land Surveying and Planning Standards are maintained.
Community verification which is conducted by the field team at central locations and on the ground in demarcation areas focuses on having the collected and reviewed information subjected to confirmation by property owners. The authentication process is done through the appending of signatures by property owners for the second time in readiness for production of offer letters. It is during this stage that layout, land use and verification maps are displayed for public awareness of where their properties are sitting and the general knowledge of their community land use while handling the aspect of transparency. All dispute related cases are handled as well as spatial and textual adjustments during community verification.
Confirm that the Council uploads and approves the Layout plan and land use plan Review and Upload the unsigned General Plan.Review the surveyor Report sent by Glenn and send a notification to the Surveyor (Glenn) to do the approval. Upload signed surveyor report and General Plan Inform the examiner and government surveyor of area readiness for approval. Ensure the examiner downloads the GP, checks the records and approves the GP. Ensure the government surveyor uploads signed general plan in ENUM and approves the area. Ensure the land officer reviews the records and approves/rejects records one by one. Ensure the chief land officer reviews the rejected records and do a spot check to verify the work done in previous steps and approves. Ensure the commissioner of land reviews and approves the area after spot checks
steps are 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:
a. Invitation to Treat
B. Offer Letter
C. Land record card
D. Occupancy Licence
E. Utility Bill (electricity, water)
F. Council Rate Bill
G. Letter of Sale
H. 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.