The Minister of State for lands Hon Persis Namuganza has announced temporary closure of Wakiso Ministry zonal offices (MZO) to allow installation of software system known as Land Information System (LIS).
Since 2013, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has been implementing and updating versions of software used in land information system and according to Namuganza, the updates have been completed for all Zonal Ministry Office (MZO) Registries apart from Wakiso.
She said the exercise will run from 4th to 21st January 2020 which cannot allow upgrades be carried out while offices are open.
“The temporary closure shall enable carrying out of crucial system upgrades of LIS which cannot be done while offices are open to the public.”
“Therefore, during the period of closure, there shall be no transactions received and/ or registered,” said Namuganza.
The closure means that the Ministry technical team will freeze the operations and surveys and mapping sections of Wakiso MZO.
The closure further means that there shall be no generation of deed plans as cartographic and survey operations will be stopped.
Namuganza said hundreds of thousands of land titles will be affected by the process.
“The total number of land titles under Wakiso Ministry zonal offices that will be affected by temporary closure is 394,000 of which those under Busiro total to 202,000 while Kyadondo has 192,000 land titles.”
“The land titles include mailo, freehold and leasehold land titles,” said Namuganza.
On September 13th 2019, the then Cabinet Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development who is now Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi announced temporary closure of Ministry land administration offices at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Mukono for the similar exercise.
Amongi said the exercise had been completed for all MZO Registries except KCCA, Mukono and Wakiso.