•Speaking on Tuesday after touring Ardhi House, Sakaja said they will work together to fast-track the titling programme in the coming weeks.
•Lands CS Farida Karoney said the partnership was important, especially in the implementation of digital technologies.
Nairobi county will partner with the Ministry of Lands on the use of the Geographic Information System Cadastral Mapping, Governor Johnson Sakaja has said.
The system is aimed at enhancing revenue collection and services to residents.
Speaking on Tuesday after touring Ardhi House, Sakaja said they will work together to fast-track the titling programme in the coming weeks.
Lands CS Farida Karoney said the partnership was important, especially in the implementation of digital technologies.
“Collaboration between the counties and the national government on implementation of digital technologies in the lands sector is critical for efficient land administration,” she said.
The GIS system was already set and is expected to be integrated with key sectors and revenue systems before it goes live.
It is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, and present all types of geographical data.
In a past interview with the Star, Lands and Urban Planning executive Charles Kerich said as a planning tool, when active, the GIS mapping will start integrating the county’s topmost services like revenue collection.
“At the moment, the GIS is still computer-based and needs to be linked with data from various sectors of the county government. Once it goes live, parking, business permits, and rates among other revenue streams will take precedence,” he said then.
With the GIS system, it will be easier for the county to access information when digitised rather than the physical data.
Kerich said the system has already been developed but was not integrated due to a lack of funds.
“At the moment, the data exists on physical paper maps but that is not a good decision-making tool since you have to go through all the files,” he said.
However, according to the County Annual Development Plan 2021-2022, Sh10 million had been set aside for the GIS system to be integrated and go live
Once that is achieved, the public will also be able to access the system and get the information they require about Nairobi.
Vihiga and Mombasa are already using the system.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris