Mutai NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya is set to digitalize
all its 57 land registries, mapping and completion of the
national spatial infrastructure by 2022 to help improve
efficiency and eradicate syndicates by cartels, an official said
Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry for
Land and Physical Planning Jacob Kaimenyi said 13 registries
including all the maps have already been digitalized while an
additional five will be completed by mid next year.
“The exercise will improve monitoring
and control of cartels by tracking illegal land transaction
that poses the biggest danger in the government fight
against corruption in the sector,” Kaimenyi said while
opening the 51st Regional Centre for Mapping of
Resources and Development (RCMRD) Governing Council in
He assured that digitalization of the
remaining 39 registries will be completed by the end of 2022.
He called on RCMRD member countries to
establish secure and authentic land tenure systems to create
robust national spatial, data infrastructure and national land
“These are platforms that can help our
countries make strategic and informed development decisions,
inspire investor’s confidence and engender harmonious
sustainable and reforms,” he added.
Emmanuel Nkurunziza, Director General
of RCMRD, called on the delegates to embrace geospatial
technology in adapting to climate change effects in the region.
“The tools here are capable of helping
find solve domestic land challenges into opportunities to
determine optimal use of land and create wealth,” Nkurunziza
He observed that through the
technology, Africa is capable of improving its food security,
reduce disasters and plan and manage urban areas well.