Uganda is set to host an international conference on the Land Information System peddled at providing a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends in land matters.
This is the second time Uganda is hosting such an International Conference on Land Information System in partnership with the World Bank to share experiences and show case successes of Land Information System implementation in Uganda.
The first time Uganda held a Conference of this nature was in February 2013, when the Ministry had commenced computerization of the Land Registry.
According to Minister of State Lands Persis Namuganza, government of Uganda with support from the World Bank under the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP) has been implementing the National Land Information System (LIS).
She said the conference that is scheduled to take place from 20 – 21 February, 2020 at Protea Hotel, Entebbe, will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to share practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Land Information Systems for Development.
“The National Land Information System has been installed and is operational in 22 Ministry Zonal Offices of Wakiso-(Busiro and Kyadondo), Mukono, Masaka, Masindi, Kibaale, Kabarole, Mbarara, Arua, Gulu, Lira, Mbale and Jinja, Mpigi, Luwero, Mityana, Kabale, Rukungiri, Tororo, Moroto and Soroti, Kampala (KCCA).” She said
She said that the objective of establishing Ministry Zonal Offices and development of Land Information System is to bring the Ministry’s services closer to people who were formerly bearing all inconveniences and indirect costs of travelling to the ministry headquarters in Kampala