ViVA and Buganda Land Board complete Grand Launch of the Land Electronic Card System

On February 24th, ViVA International along with the Buganda Land Board and technology partner World Compliance Technologies announced the Grand Launch of the Land Electronic Card system in the Kingdom of the Buganda.  The LE-Card provides secure biometric verification of identify for leaseholders and landowners, which is the enabling technology that will provide better tenure security for the estimated one million property owners in the Kingdom.

The Grand Launch event was held at the Serena Hotel in Kampala.  The event was attended by over 125 guests, including the Kattikiro (Prime Minister) and the Prince of Buganda, as well as key management from the Buganda Land Board and a number of Buganda and Uganda government officials.  At the event, we successfully performed a live demonstration of the palm-vein security feature for the audience. 

The ceremony marks the official opening of a new new high volume service center to serve the population of Buganda, and the acceptance of the LE-Card system as the system of record by the Buganda Land Board.  The new service center is located at the Muganzirwazza Mall in downtown Kampala.  Viva hired an additional eight local staff members to operate the service center.

ViVA's Buganda Land Rights Management System in the News

Bashir Kizito Juma, Head of Physical Planning and Survey for the Buganda Land Board was recently interviewed by the Observer, a highly respected and trusted news source in Uganda.  Our close partnership with the Land Board and technology partner WCT has us poised to move out of pilot phase and hit our planned grand launch date in January 2017.

See the article here.

ViVA's Buganda Land Board Project in the Matooke Republic

The Matooke Republic, a Ugandan Newspaper, ran a front page article on the identification system that ViVA is deploying throughout Buganda.  Secure landowner identification is the first phase of the project and is now operational.  The second phase will complete in December, and will add land management features such as land title registration, transfer, subdivision, and land use changes.  The complete article is on page 4.