Rwanda: Government urges land registration (The New Times)

| July 25, 2016

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The Rwandan government is urging people to register their land to reduce land disputes and support environmental management.

Vincent Biruta is the Minister for Natural Resources. He said, “Most people acquire land as inheritance and ignore to register it. Land belongs to neither the parent nor the offspring. So people should learn to always register any land transactions.”

This statement was made during Land Week 2016, which was launched with the theme “Effective use of my registered land, my source of security and wealth.” The campaign aims to promote land registration.

Mr. Biruta said that land registration can reduce disputes and help owners use their land as collateral for loans.

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