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Use of land management information system (NLIMS). A case study of ministry of land, housing and urban development, Nairobi.

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dc.contributor.author Makoro, Dennis
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-30T06:54:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-30T06:54:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1202
dc.description.abstract The environment in which the information search and retrieval occurs has currently changed drastically. For example, the emergence of the new Information and Communication Technology (ICT), exemplified by the internet has changed the way people seek information and also communicate. Thus the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development developed a National Land Information Management System (NLMIS) in 2009 in managing the land records as per the National Land Policy and Kenya Vision 2030. To date the system has not been fully implemented. Land is a key asset of any country. It is one of the factors of production which includes labour and capital. It is critical for economic, social and political development of a country. There exists a correlation between proper utilization of land and the economic advancement of a country and its proper management can only be achieved if information on the said land is available. The current globalization trend in the world, demand for efficient and effective land services requires development of an integrated land information management system The study investigated the reasons for the delay of the implementation of the National Land Information Management System in facilitating the services to the clients. The study employed quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to investigate the reasons for the delay. The data was collected through interviews using the questionnaires from the respondents in the Department of Lands. The data was analysed using the content analysis from the questionnaires that were returned by the respondents. The findings of this research show most of the people are aware of the core functions and features of the National Land Management Information System (NLMIS); have never been adequately trained on how to use the system in their daily operations; Lands department lack enough funds to manage the system; that there are challenges that have hampered the implementation of the system. These include untrained staff in the department, regular transfer and redeployment of staff to and from other departments, lack of cooperation between the records management officers and information and communication officers among others. Based on the findings, the researcher recommends that the ministry should train the staff members who are using the system so that they get the knowledge and skills required to operate it the records management officers to cooperate with the information and communication officers and work closely to achieve the goals and objectives of the system; the management to minimize the regular redeployment and transfer of officers from and to the Department; the top management to seek for more funds from treasury purposely for the management of the National Land Information Management System(NLMIS) and the ministry to come up with the National Land Information Management System(NLIMS) policy to govern the system users. After all of the above recommendation has been fully implemented the system is going to enhance the potential impact to the Ministry’s daily operations of the system. These include; Improved revenue generation by collection of land rent and also being able to have a better information system for collection of land rent which is user friendly; Less land conflicts; having a modern geodetic framework whereby it both solve and prevent boundary disputes; Better investment climate by more secure land tenure; being able to have a secure title and knowing that the information is trustworthy; Transparency and accountability;being able to access information in a proper way and being able to know about the processes for the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development; better confidence in the land administration of Kenya; being able to rely on the information with the Ministry and also information is available when needed information is trustworthy and processes are swift among others. en_US
dc.title Use of land management information system (NLIMS). A case study of ministry of land, housing and urban development, Nairobi. en_US

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