MEDICI LAND GOVERNANCE
ZAMBIA

Ministry of Lands
and Natural Resources

Systematic Land Titling Updates

Update on National Land Titling Programe in Zambia

In an exciting development, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources with Medici Land Governance have conducted an offer letter issuance exercise for landowners whose property details were captured under the National Land Titling Program in Lusaka’s Kanyama and John Laing Compounds from 15–24 November 2021.

During the community issuance exercise, designed to ease landowner collection of offer letters, ZANACO Bank, express agents were on site to facilitate payments, collect deposit slips, and issue receipts for the first time.

ZANACO Regional Relationship Manager Kasongo Musumali says the bank is working to offer a solution to ease payments by the landowners and increase efficiency.

“We are cutting down on the time spent for a landowner to visit a branch. It is an effort to divert the traffic which in turn would promote efficiency,” he explains.

Mary Kasoka, a 23-year-old property owner in John Laing Compound, says she is hopeful that making payments will continue to be made easier for landowners like herself.

“I was quite surprised when I received the call from Medici Land Governance officers telling me that I will be able to pay via express agents from the point of collection. Despite it being short notice, I was able to pay k300 which I have been saving since verification and I am hopeful to pay the minimum k1000 required soon,” she explains.

Meanwhile, as the National Land Titling Program progresses in the Copperbelt Province, more than 30,500 landowners’ property details have been enumerated in Kitwe district.

Bwalya Bwalya, a landowner in Twatasha township whose details were successfully captured and verified, expressed joy for being part of this program. “I know the community, including myself, is very happy about this program as we are all able to see progress.  We have heard stories from Lusaka on how people have acquired their title deeds faster and more efficiently through this program which is giving us hope in the process,” he said.

The program, which has excited many residents in various parts of Kitwe, has since advanced to the verification stage where property owners in Bulangililo, Ipusukilo and East of Garnaton have successfully verified their details. Currently, verification is underway in Kamatipa, Chipata, East of Kwacha, Race Course, and Twatasha areas.

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