Tanzania To Introduce Electronic Integrated Land Management Information System In 2015

Tanzania will open on 16th March 2015 tenders for the construction on a electronic Integrated Land Management Information System (ILMS) to allow electronic updating, processing, storage and retrieval of land records and information, avoid double registration of land and ensure payment of all related taxes.

The annoucement was made by Tanzania Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development William Lukuvi, who indicated that hopefully the system will run at the pilot stage in the Coastal Region of Tanzania before end of the year.

The phase one of the project is estimated to be for 24 months plus 12 months for System Maintenance and support.

Seven other zones should be implemented later.

In Uganda a similar pilot project has resulted in 500,000 land titles converted into digital copies, making the country a success story in the Sub-Sahara Africa for Land Information System implementation.

A recent Tanzanian delegation led by Minister Lukuvi visted Uganda to learn the best practices in relation to ILMS.