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What Is Land Information Management System?

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Land management information system (LIMS) is a digital land property management network. Its dubbed ‘Ardhisasa’.

It aims to improve the protection of land records, speed up land transactions, and reduce fraud.

Kenyans will be protected by the digital platform from cartels, middlemen, and fraudsters.

Missing papers, ongoing bribery, corruption, and illicit land transfers would all be a thing of the past with the introduction of ArdhiSasa.

True to the principles of Shamba Lako, Hati Safi, the complete implementation of the policy will promote the settlement of past land disputes and ensure the protection and sanctity of your land title deed.

National Land Information Management System

To protect public interest, the Land Ministry is completely integrating the National Land Information Management System.

Kenyans are encouraged to cooperate as the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning requests details to complete the authentication of any land documents.

The exercise will be implemented and gradually expanded to the rest of the country.

At the end of the year, another 20 counties will have joined the digital platform.

By the end of 2022, its expected to have penetrated half of the counties.

Both landowners and prospective landowners will benefit from the new digital platform, which will provide reliable information needed to facilitate the commercialisation of land in a simple and timely manner.

Kenya’s First Digital Topographical Map

The Ardhisasa project has resulted in the development of Kenya’s first digital topographical map, as well as those of the country’s 47 counties and a cadastral map for Nairobi City County.

The cadastral map allows the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning to begin the transition to a unitary land registry scheme, which would reduce fraud and transaction time.

It’s also worth noting that public and private land property has been divided, and all public land in Nairobi has been indexed, documented, and preserved for public use.

Unsuccessful Attempts At Digitization

For the past three years, a group of young Kenyans has worked to develop and launch the Land Information Management System at a fraction of the expense historically used to fund failed attempts at digitization.

Their role in our history is assured, and their commitment to pushing the country forward is immortalized by the work of their hands.

They have once again shown that we can rely on home-grown solutions to improve our region, as well as the cost-effectiveness of operating as one indivisible Government of Kenya.

Faridah Karoney, the CS of Lands, said the digital portal would include a one-stop shop for all government land resources and records.

Dr Nicholas Muraguri, Lands PS, said the Ardhisasa portal would enable Kenyans to start and monitor land transactions from the comfort of their homes or offices using cell phones or computers.

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