Peasant Union concerned at land expropriation in Mozambique
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The Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique has approved a law which provides for land registration to be done electronically, replacing the old land registry books, a parliamentary source has announced.
The Integrated Land Registry System replaces the Land Registry Code and was approved by all the three parliamentary benches last week. It will necessitate the creation and installation of electronic means in registries and notary offices.
The new law will implement a simplified registration scheme for a wider range of situations, state newspaper Notícias reported on Saturday. The goal is to simplify procedures, strengthen archive security and improve the business environment.
Earlier this month, Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi called for urgent progress in the fight against bureaucracy, corruption and lack of transparency in response to Mozambique falling one place to 137th out of a total of 190 countries in the World Bank’s business environment index.Source: Lusa