The Ministry of Lands and Settlements of Kenya is computerising its departments in a bid to improve efficiency and service delivery.
The exercise, dubbed Land Information Management System (LIMS) is in line with the state's e-Government strategy, said Permanent Secretary, Kombo Mwero. The e-Government strategy will enable Kenyans access government services and information both effectively and efficiently through the Internet. Mwero said retrieval of information manually has become slow and untenable due to the accumulated documents. He noted that information technology plays a major role in achieving sustainable development and improvement of the quality of life of the citizens especially the urban poor. Mwero said the overall objective will be to develop a Kenyan LIMS for efficient, transparent, decentralised and affordable land management which will contribute to poverty reduction, good governance and improved security of tenure for all especially the poor, with particular consideration to women, widows and orphans.