The Lands Commission (LC) was established by Articles 258 – 265 of the 1992 Constitution and was accentuated by the Lands Commission Act 2008, Act767 which provided the legal basis for four land sector agencies to merge as Divisions. They include the Land Valuation Division, Land Registration Division, Survey and Mapping Division and the Public and Vested Land Management Division. He added that, the vision of LC is to become the center of excellence for land services delivery, and the mission is to provide high quality, reliable and efficient services in geographic information, guaranteed tenure, property valuation, surveying and mapping through teamwork and modern technology to stakeholders.
“To become a center of excellence for land services delivery”
“To provide high quality, reliable and efficient services in geographic information, guaranteed tenure, property valuation, surveying & mapping through teamwork and modern technology to our stakeholders”
HIERARCHICAL OPERATION STRUCTURE
- National Lands Commission
- Management Team including;
1. Executive Secretary
2. Two Deputy Executive Secretaries
3. Four Divisional Directors
4. Solicitor Secretary and Head Legal of Dept.
5. Head of Internal Audit Department
6. Head of Finance Department
7. Head of Human Resource Department
8. Head of Research, Policy Planning and Special Projects
- Ten Regional Lands Commissions which is administered by ten Regional Chairmen and ten Regional Lands Officers.
- Provides Land Services consisting of managing public and vested lands; surveying , mapping and maintaining national territorial boundaries; developing and maintaining national and geodetic reference network nationwide; registering title to land and other interests in land, registering deeds and other instruments affecting land, assessing compensation upon compulsory acquisition, assessing stamp duty & determining values of properties for letting, sale, purchase and rating.
- Supervisors and regulators in the land market through controlling the survey and demarcation of land for land use and registration as well as supervising, regulating and certifying the production of maps.
- Provides advice to government, MMDAs and traditional authorities on policy frameworks on land administration in coordination with Town and Country Planning Department; preparation and maintenance of valuation lists or rolls for rating purposes, acquisition of land for government and comprehensive programme for registration of title to land.
- Custodians of land related records through surveying of data on parcels of land and maps for the country, land registering that contain records of land and other interest in land, keeping records on historical land transactions, real estate valuing and claimants for compensation.
MANDATE OF DIVISIONS UNDER LANDS COMMISSION
- SURVEY AND MAPPING DIVISION according to section 20 of the Lands Commission Act (Act 767) the functions of the Survey and Mapping Division are as follows:
- Supervise, regulate and control the survey and demarcation of land for the purposes of land use and land registration;
- Take custody of and preserve records and operations relating to the survey of any parcel of land;
- Direct and supervise the conduct of trigonometric, hydrographic and topographical surveys;
- Coordinate the preparation of plans from the data derived from survey and any amendment of the plans;
- Coordinate the production of photogrammetric surveys (aerial photography, orthophoto mapping, etc);
- Survey, map and maintain the national territorial boundaries including maritime boundaries;
- Develop and maintain the national geodetic reference network for the country;
- Supervise, regulate, control and certify the production of maps; and
- Other functions determined by the Commission.
- LAND TITLE REGISTRATION DIVISION according to section 21 of the Lands Commission Act (Act 767), the functions of the Land Registration Division are:
- Publication of notices of registration upon receipt of an application for registration;
- Registration of title to land and other interests in land;
- Registration of deeds and other instruments affecting land in areas outside compulsory title registration districts;
- Maintaining land registers that contains records of land and other interests in land.
- Other functions determined by the Commission.
- LAND VALUATION DIVISION according to section 22 of the Lands Commission Act (Act 767), the functions of the Land Valuation Division are:
- Assessment of compensation payable upon acquisition of land by the Government;
- Assessment of stamp duty; (c) Determining the values of properties rented, purchased, sold or leased by or to Government;
- Preparation and maintenance of valuation list for rating purposes;
- Valuation of interests in land or land related interests for the general public at a fee;
- Valuation of interests in land for the administration of estate duty; and
- Other functions determined by the Commission
- PUBLIC AND VESTED LANDS MANAGEMENT DIVISION according to section 23 of the Lands Commission Act (Act 767), the functions of the Public and Vested Lands Management Division are:
- Facilitating the acquisition of land for Government;
- Managing state acquired and vested lands in conformity with approved land use plans; and