Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development is responsible for administering land, human settlement and provides various land related services to individuals and institutions in the country.
National Land Policy (1995)
The policy was established in 1995 to promote and ensure land tenure system, encourage the optimal use of land resources and facilitate broad based social and economic development without endangering environment.
Objectives of the policy
- To promote an equitable distribution of and access of land by all citizens
- Ensure that land is put to its most productive use to promote rapid social and economic development of the economy.
- Promote sound land information management.
- Protect land resources from degradation for sustainable development.
- Modify and streamline the existing land management system and improve the efficiency of land delivery systems.
The Land Act 1999 and Village Land Act 1999
The Land Act and the Village Land Act together provide the basic law in relation to the management and administration of land, settlement of disputes and related matters.
Land ownership in Tanzania
In Tanzania no one owns land outright. All land in Tanzania is owned by the government. Citizens only apply for a lease from the office of land registry and they get a certificate to show the boundaries that they own. In some parts of the country where land is not so heavily regulated, the local government (CCM office) can give one land provided you register as a member of the village.