This Act amends the Land Tenure Act of 1992 with respect to among other things: definitions of "ownership", "Department" and "Director" (sect. 2); administration of public land (sect. 3); measures regarding violation or breach of the terms and conditions of a lease of public land.
This Act makes provision for the enfranchisement of land held under customary tenure and provides that any enfranchised land shall vest in the person who immediately before the effective date, held the land as a tenant. Rights of landlords shall be extinguished but a landlord shall be entitled to receive compensation from the person in whom the enfranchised land is vested.
Regulations to make provision for the administration and management of village land as defined by the Village Land Act, 1999 and the assignment of rights relative to such lands.The 83 regulations are divided into 7 Parts: Preliminary (I); Management and Administration (II); Compensation (III); Joint Management of Village Land (IV); Register of Village Land (V); Adjudication (VI); Miscellaneous