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Condata’s landREC makes a debut, demos @ South-East

Remmy Nweke

Software experts at the Condata Systems Limited, has developed a land records management application, landREC, which made its debut recently at the National Technical Development Forum on Land Administration held in Enugu, South-eastern Nigerian.

The firm used the workshop to make a demonstration of the application to participants.
landREC is a web-enabled portal application for the management of the operations of any land registry. Its processing function starts from the point of submission of applications requesting for land allocation to processing of the applications, allocations of land, processing of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), monitoring of payments and generation of management reports on land use and accruable revenues.

Chief executive, Condata Systems, Dr. Chris Nwannenna, informed that the application has two major components, namely a database which provides for the maintenance of textual attribute information, such as land ownership, assessment information, land use, charges and payments against the land to name a few.

The second part is its Geographic Information System (GIS) component, which provides for the location of plots of land on cadastral digital maps.

He also said, landREC came on stream, as a result of most current web development tools that integrates the latest Internet and database technologies together with the business processes and regulations of land registry authorities.

“That is, the application will be hosted in an Internet or Intranet website for users to access through a web browser thin client such as Internet Explorer or Netscape,” he said.

Stressing that when hosted on the Internet, its functionalities will enable plot owners and applicants to access their records from an Internet point anywhere, thus minimizing frequent visits to the land registry offices.

landREC, he further said, generates a rich suite of information for monitoring and managing all land records and this includes reports concerned with processing applications for plots, allocation of plots, developed/undeveloped plots, processing applications for C of O, issuance of C of O, overdue applications, payments of rates and rents, payment defaulters, issuance of debit notes, regular reports on all categories of payments, among others.

Dr. Nwannenna, who also is the President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), pointed out that landREC was developed with special attention to security, hence it’s very user-friendly integrating adequate drop-down menus, and tool-tips to guide user input activities, even as it could be customized to suit the peculiar needs of any land registry in nationwide.

The National Technical Development Forum on Land Administration was set up by the Federal Ministry of Housing to, among other things agree on ideals for uniform operation of land administration throughout the country to include data capturing and software standards to enable future interoperability.

The forum has technical assistance from the Department for International Development (DFID), section of the United Kingdom’s government.

At the forum to preview landREC were various stakeholders from various federal and state government agencies of the country in-charge with land registration and administration, including Mr. John Llewellyn, the consultant from Her Majesty’s Land Registry in UK.

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