WINDHOEK: Over 50 000 land rights have been verified, mapped and registered in the Namibia Communal Land Rights’ Registration System (NCLAS), Minister of Lands and Resettlement Alfeus !Naruseb said on Thursday.
The Lands Minister indicated that Certificates of Registration have been issued to residents in 11 regions with communal land, save for the Kavango region where some administrative issues are still to be resolved.
The Minister made this announcement at the official opening of the Bank of Namibia’s 14th Annual Symposium titled “Unlocking the economic potential of communal land”.
“The issue of secure tenure is a real concern with most of our stakeholders, and it is in cognizance of this that the Ministry has been promoting the registration of communal land rights countrywide,” he noted.
NCLAS is a user-friendly registration system which is developed to store data on communal land for the whole country in such a manner that it will accommodate future integration with the commercial deeds’ registration system, !Naruseb explained.