WAKISO – The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development will temporarily close the Wakiso zonal office, surveys and mapping, land registry and land administration offices from January 4 to January 21, 2020.
According to the Minister of State for Lands Persis Namuganza, the ministry will freeze the Wakiso MInistry zonal offices (MZO) in preparation for a system upgrade.
“The temporary closure shall enable the carrying out of crucial system up-grades of the LIS [Land Information System], which cannot be done while the offices are open to the public,” she said in a statement dated January 3.
Ms Namuganza said in an excerpt that there shall not be any transactions as well as the generation of deed plans as cartographic and survey operations will be stopped during the period of closure.
“During the temporary closure, the ministry will carry out LIS training sessions for all Wakiso MZO staff on how to use the new software and continue with the on-job training of staff until January 20 2019,” reads an excerpt.
Ms Namuganza noted that the total number of land tittles that will be affected is 394,000 with 202,000 under Busiro and 192,000 under Kyadondo.
“On January 21, 2020, we shall re-open 2 offices to the public in two different locations, under the Wakiso MZO: Wakiso-Busiro offices based at the newly constructed building next to Police and Wakiso-Kyadondo offices based at the current MZO location,” she said.
She further assured the public that the temporary closure is intended to improve and better the services of the Wakiso Land Registry.