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Medici Land Governance (MLG) provides user-friendly, low-cost land titling and administration systems.

As a public benefit corporation, Medici Land Governance (MLG) pledges to promote economic development and full financial inclusion by helping individuals in developing countries to establish formal ownership of their property.

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Systematic Land Titling Updates

Systematic Land Titling

Progress in Zambia May 2022

42,644 Certificates of title have so far been issued out by Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to their respective property owners under the National Land Titling Programme as of May 31st, 2022.

Medici Land Governance is working together with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, distributing over 100,000 offer letters to landowners whose property information has been successfully captured and verified. During the month of May 2022, issuance of offer letters took place in Kitwe City.

Notably, on May 17th, 2022 Medici Land Governance Inc. CEO Dr. Ali El Husseini,  joined a briefing for Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema about the work MLG and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in Zambia is carrying out on the Land Titling Programme (NLTP) that is part of the country’s 8th National Development Plan.

President Hakainde Hichilema said: “The objectives of NLTP is to guarantee security of tenure, promote internal security and increase the revenue base and investment in the country, thereby contributing to the social economic development of our nation.

Since the inception of this programme in October of 2020, 211,439 properties and landowner information has been captured in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces.

Furthermore, throughout the month of May this year, Medici Land Governance team is preparing for the starting of enumeration of properties in Luanshya and Mufulira Councils during the month of June 2022.

The programme is expected to be rolled out to the Central and North-Western Provinces in the next few months.

The National Land Titling Programme aims to issue four million Certificates of title under state land. .

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.

Pre-Vectorization

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

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.

Data Review

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

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.

Government Approval

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

THE FOLLOWING

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.

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