- March 18, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
Mines and Mining Development Minister, Honorable Winston Chitando has said that the equipment for the implementation of the cadastre system will be in the country by June 2021.
By Keith Sungiso
Speaking at a Zimbabwe Miners Federation( ZMF) event at Rainbow Towers, Chitando said regardless of the mishap that transpired last year when the cadastre was to be released, there is currently a transparent commitment towards the release of the cadastre system.
“There was a delay but the most important thing is there is a very clear path going into donating towards the cadastre system,” the minister said.
Answering the question on mining disputes, the minister pointed out that the cadastre system will be a solution to the problem of land disputes in the mining sector.
“The cadastre system which is now being worked on will take care of most of the disputes so that there is no double allocation of claims.” Said Chitando.
Moreso, Chitando mentioned that economic transformation in the country will not happen overnight, rather it is a process that needs commitment.
“Economic transformation is a journey, a process, but the most important thing is to follow the process. Once started, once followed, we will definitely go there.”
During the meeting, Chitando mentioned that ZMF and the Chamber of Mines are crucial in making the 12 billion mining industry achievable by the year 2023.
A Cadastre is normally a parcel-based, and up-to-date land information system containing a record of interests in land (e.g. rights, restrictions, and responsibilities).
Peter Dale and John McLaughlin (2000) say that in most countries, legal systems have developed around the original administrative systems and use the cadastre to define the dimensions and location of land parcels described in legal documentation.
The cadastre is a fundamental source of data in disputes and lawsuits between landowners. Land registration and cadastre are both types of land recording and complement each other. (Jo Henssen, Basic Principles of the Main Cadastral Systems in the World).