The Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) officially inaugurated a new building which will serve as office of the Registrar of Land Titles for the Eastern region, a data mirroring center, a national training center for land administration services and archives.
In her remarks DG Mukamana thanked DFID and The Dutch Embassy for funding this facility. She further expressed gratitude for the support of the two organisations, the European Union and Sweden to the Land Tenure Regularisation Programme. She said that “the new building will provide a complete solution for land data storage and archiving, data security, ample space for training land officers and a better working environment for the staff in the zonal office”. The data mirroring center will host back up servers that are designed to replicate (mirror) in real time the land data base which is hosted in servers at the national data center and reflect it to an offsite data mirroring center in Rwamagana. It provides a safe data disaster recovery option in case of systems failure to ensure an uninterrupted business continuity of land administration services. The building has in addition sufficient floor space to host the zonal office, the training center and storage for land records and surveying tools.
The Head of DFID congratulated RLMUA for achieving this key milestone. Ms Metcalf emphasized that DFID is delighted to have partnered with, RLMUA to build its capacity to deliver efficient land administration services; “With this new building we have a more secure environment for land data and a cost effective fit for purpose training center; which will empower land officers to deliver sustainable land services to the people of Rwanda.”
The governor of Eastern Province, Mr Fred Mufulukye, appreciated what have been done in the land reform and the decent building which is going to contribute highly to the services offered by the province by adding value to the highest requested service as related to land. He requested all staff who will use it to provide services as better as possible, he said: “Kindly give decent services in this decent office. Let people have the same thinking on the housing and what is being done inside”, Mr Mufulukye requested.
The inaugurated building is one of many milestones achieved by RLMUA and partners who financed the Land Tenure Regularisation Programme which helped to demarcate and register 11.4 million parcels; out of which 8 million titles have been issued. The same programme helps building the capacity of land institutions in the country to enable them to provide sustainable land administration services.
The three floors building located in Rwamagana district was built with funds from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was inaugurated on 26th March, 2018 by the Director General Ms Mukamana Esperance, The Governor of Eastern Province Fred Mufulukye and the head of DFID Rwanda Ms Sarah Metcalf.