The Land Tenure Regulation, as initiated in 2019, had as objectives to establish a system that guarantees tenure security to all Rwandans and gives guidance to the necessary land reforms with a view of enhancing food security, tax generation, social equity and the prevention of land conflicts.
Land Administration Information System (LAIS) developed to support the maintenance of the land registrar, is currently being managed by the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) and is currently being integrated with different systems hosted by public institutions such as the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), the National Identification Agency (NIDA) and Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA).
The consortium of INES-Ruhengeri and Technical University of Munich has assignment to Enhance Land Administration Information System (LAIS) and improve land related revenue collection in Rwanda.
The main objectives of the assignment was;
- To undertake a deep analysis of the existing LAIS and come up with a suitable solution that would allow linking up Unique Parcel Identifier (UPI) and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
- Analyze the current underlying challenges and difficulties related to land solution in the new LAIS version, propose and develop necessary solution for improvement.
- Analyze the current use of Building Permit Management Information System (BPMIS) and provide possibilities of visualizing developed properties and paid fees in LAIS and RRA tax collection system.
During the final validation workshop Director General of Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, MUKAMANA Esperance, thanked INES-Ruhengeri and Technical University of Munich for the great job done. “You have done a greater job to link these systems and contribute to the tax collection through technology” she said
During his remarks Deputy Commissioner for Regions and Decentralized Taxes Department, Mr KARASIRA Erneste said that having integrated system will help to increase taxes from land. “Having real time data, updated data, hill help us to know who will pay tax and how much he/she will pay in automated way.”
Vice Chncellor of INES-Ruhengeri Fr. Dr Fabien Hagenimana thanked the partners for the achievement and said that INES as University of Applied Science providing solutions to the society is among the core mission of INES.