Land Registry should educate the public about land transfers
Posted Wednesday, January 2 2013 at 02:00
Efforts to have the Land Registry and the processes thereon streamlined is appreciated. However, a holistic approach to changes in this department should be adapted since now the offices are decentralised for effective service provision.
With land fraudsters at large, the department should invest in public education and sensitisation about land transfers and other processes through the media, community gatherings , posters, etc to enable landlords understand the changes in the department.
The land agents and brokers are one of the causes of massive fraud. They create red tape bureaucracy coupled with illegal fees.
The processes should be user-friendly to reduce the bureaucracy associated with land transactions and encourage genuine land owners to approach the registry themselves instead of using brokers.