New vehicles to ease execution of land tenure project

DODOMA: TO fast- track implementation of the Land Tenure Improvement Project (LTIP), the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements Development has purchased at least 16 new vehicles.

The vehicles, procured through the United Nations Organisations Procurement and Services (UNOPS) at a price of more than 2.7bn/- are part of the 70 vehicles that the ministry will purchase for the effective execution of the initiative.

Handing over the facilities on Thursday in Dodoma Capital City, the Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements, Jerry Silaa spoke over the need for patriotic use of the vehicles.

Minister Silaa said the ongoing project which has been bankrolled by the World Bank (WB) at a tune of 150 million US dollars, (about 346bn/-), is the country’s maiden and vast initiative on the lands management and settlement sector.

“This is the country’s first giant project on proper land management and ownership which involves billions of money, and thus make sure these vehicles are used as intended,” the minister insisted.

He hailed President Samia Suluhu Hassan for enabling implementation of the vital project, observing that if executed effectively, it will play a useful role in helping strengthen the land management sector across the country.

Among others, the Land Tenure Improvement Project (LTIP) focuses on increasing the security of land ownership across the nation through implementing an array of interventions towards planning, surveying, registering and issuing land titles.

For his part, the project’s coordinator, Joseph Shewiyo said that the vehicles have been produced through the United Nations Organisations Procurement and Services (UNOPS). As per plans, he said the project will purchase a total of 70 vehicles, and added,

“To start with, we have decided to purchase these 16 vehicles, each costing more than 129m/-, whereby the remaining vehicles will be procured in the near future, “ Shewiyo added that the introduction of the facilities is expected to speed up implementation pace in the vast project as they have been ‘arm-twisted ‘ to borrow the facilities from different public institutions since its inception.

Giving more relevant details, the coordinator stated that the initiative will work out a number of issues, all with patriotic efforts to improve the land management sector from grassroots across the country.

“The project entails a series of interventions, including efforts to digitalise processing and storing of all data pertaining to the land sector,” he informed.

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