Buganda Land Board is embarking on unveiling the modern land protection system during the Deputy Katikkiro, Oweek. Emmanuel Ssendawula’s official visit to South Africa from 3rd to 13th June 2016.This follows the massive interests and support from the recently concluded presentations conducted by the Managing Director, Mr. Kyewalabye Male in Europe during the Katikkiro’s official trip to Scotland, Manchester, Denmark and the Netherland from 15th to 26th May 2016.During the visit Buganda Land Board is expected to make presentations on ‘Modern Land electronic Protection System’ which will be done by the Assistant Communications and Public Relations Manager, Nakimbugwe Damalie being scheduled for Cape town and Johannesburg respectively and as per the set program.
Buganda Land Board prides itself in having the capabilities and potential and as such carried out a research about bottlenecks that affect the Board’s customers in the land industry. The major problem has been discovered to be misrepresentation and falsification of documentation. In a bid to curb down the deficiencies, the Board’s Management has identified a unique but simple secure system that will assure clients safety of their documents and of their identification. The New modern biometric system is composed of the following major components including:
- A smart card, which bears features that can’t easily be duplicated. A micro- chip will be incorporated of all the land documentation relating to one’s kibanja, so that for someone to transact on a particular kibanja, he/she will have to present it to BLB to ascertain ownership.
- The palm veins through which proof of identity will be captured into our system and be merged with the smart card.
Hence, a coordinated relationship between the palm vein and the smart card will be the basic requirement for transaction on Kabaka’s land .
The palm vein system has been proved by scientists to be the best method that can withstand the negative effects related to technology. The finger prints for example have been discovered to occasionally be affected by the dry skin or wet skin effects while the eyes could also be affected by age among others. The palm vein offers identical features each time verifications are sought, hence will reduce on likely forgeries on their documents, false identities of individual while making transactions and will quicken transacting on Kabaka’s land hence making the whole process more efficient.
The program is expected to begin with bibanja holders on Kabaka’s land, both registered and those not yet registered and after wards will roll out to all interested land owners in Uganda even those not on Kabaka’s land. A nominal fee that will resonate the service is being offered. The benefits by far outweigh any costs that will be impacted on the service. It is therefore important to reflect more on the permanent solutions for forgeries, misrepresentation, and false identification among other bottlenecks and related mischiefs in the land industry.
Buganda Land Board being a leading one stop center in the Land Management industry in Uganda, with both existing and prospective bibanja owners, and also those with leaseholds both home and in the Diaspora, has always and will continue addressing all its clients’ land matters including introducing such land related innovations both back home and in the diaspora for excellent services to fulfil its mission of facilitating communities with security of tenure for sustainable land utilization and development.