Implementation Plan of New Land Laws

Implementation Plan of New Land Laws

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development is the custodian of the MNLP as adopted in 2002 and mandated to implement the ten land-related laws enacted by Parliament in 2016. Ahead of the enforcement of the new land laws in 2018, the Ministry developed an Implementation Plan that the Ministry and all key stakeholders, including implementing partners would be following to ensure a smooth roll out of the new legislation. The plan was developed on the realization that the new land-related laws contain new areas that require piloting before national roll-out. It therefore outlines the necessary steps that have to be undertaken in order to conduct pilots within the next few years, and some other important tasks that are additional to the piloting.

The objectives of the Land Reform Implementation Plan are outlined and explained in the document as follows;

  1. To define intervention areas for the Land Reform Implementation,
  2. To describe piloting of the new land laws,
  3. To explain how the pilots will be monitored and evaluated,
  4. To present the estimated budget, including the gap between committed and required funding, and
  5. To provide the expected timelines for the pilots.

To ensure a systematic execution of the LRI Plan, the document identified five specific intervention areas as follows;

  1. Piloting of the new land laws,
  2. Capacity building at central, regional and district levels,
  3. Management of land records and information,
  4. Public engagement, and
  5. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL).