(Ecofin Agency) - Tanzanian authorities have selected in July 2016 a consortium led by IGN FI to design, install and operate the Integrated Land Management System (ILMIS) of Tanzania. This was announced by IGN FI which is specialized in geographic information systems, in a statement.
Funded by the World Bank, the project should help ease the management of Tanzanian lands while facilitating access to information for populations. Truly, this has been since 2001 a major concern for the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements of Tanzania (MLHHSD). Various computerized management systems, local and national, have been implemented for this purpose; yet, citizens are still facing several problems such as the lack of access to information, slow and complex process, and uncertainty of land tenure.
The ILMIS project, according to IGN FI’s statement, should last 24 months in its initial phase includes “the design, development, customization, build, installation of ILMIS ; supporting efficient administration of cadaster and real property registration at central, zonal and district level ; conversion and indexing of data and migration into the ILMIS database ; design and installation of ILMIS web application to provide controlled access to stakeholders ; purchase, deployment and installation of hardware and equipment”.
According to the Doing Business 2016, Tanzania ranked 133th out of 189 economies on the ease of registering property in Tanzania. Registering property in Tanzania indeed requires 8 procedures, takes 67 days and 4.40% of property value. Challenges which should be gradually overcome according to IGN FI who says it is an expert in “cartography, cadaster, land management, urban planning and risk management”.