Thursday, November 8, 2012

Land Owners to Be Fined

The minister of natural resources Stanislas Kamanzi, has warned land owners will be fined if they fail to effectively utilize and protect their land.
Other sanctions include confiscation of the land after giving a warning to landholders that fail to effectively use their lands.
According to art.73 of Organic Law N° 08/2005 of 14/07/2005 determining the use and management of land in Rwanda stipulates that the district, municipality and town land commission shall always monitor that individual and leased district land in the district, municipality and town is well managed and productively exploited.
According to the recent land registration process, it was noted that about 75% of Rwandans possess a plot of land which is not exceeding a ¼ ha.
This was revealed by Minister of Natural resources Stanislas Kamanzi during the meeting with Southern province authorities.
Though the lands in possession are too small, residents blamed for failure to effectively use those small lands while at the same time protecting them to be affected by soil erosion.


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