Africa-Press – Rwanda. Rwanda Land Use and Management Authority has reported that over 1.3 million pieces of land are not registered. Out of 11, 576,996 registered land, government owns 841,257 parcels, while 1,315,890 unregistered
Reasons behind the lagging of unregistered land highlighted include the death of the owners whom at the time of their death never registered, delay of transfer of ownership from individuals to the government, disappearances of unregistered owners among others.
Meanwhile, landowners had been given by December 31, 2020 to have registered their land and failure to do so, government woukd take the land. For owners to regain their property, they have to indicate how the land was acquired, a purchase agreement, previous land tittle, and other required formalities that has to be verified by the district land centers.
During the beginning of last year, the government also took other 1,449,845 unregistered plots of land including 31,999 in Kigali; 503 274 in Southern Province, 399, 305 in Western Province; 303, 383 in Northern Province and 261 886 in Eastern Province.