RwandaFRwanda National Resources Authority (RNRA) has launched the National Land Use Portal, which it says is the first of its kind in Africa.

The portal will help the public avoid diging into documents and move from one place to another while looking for information about land use

The remarks were made by Eng. Didier Giscard Sagashya, deputy director-general for land and mapping at RNRA, at the launch of the portal in Kigali yesterday.

The portal was launched together with Rwanda Base Map, which consists of information about already existing features in the country. It is a web-based platform that enables land plans, other maps and related information to be easily accessible to the public.

The portal provides information about activities or projects to be done at a given area, including residence, school, industry, health and commercial purposes, Sagashya said.

“People are now able to know what to be done where. The content is on the web and is easy to navigate,” he said.

The portal will help both the public accessing general information and professionals for doing analysis on land use, He said.

Anna Knox, Usaid land project chief of party, said the portal will ease people’s business procedures.

“If a person wants to build a residential house in a given area, yet it is designed for milling plant, they will choose another place instead of getting into evacuation trouble,” she said.

The portal was developed by RNRA department of land and mapping in collaboration with Usaid Land Project.

Source: The New Times