Let us have a Cadastre
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The decision to start or maintain a system of records showing the extent, value and ownership of land for whatever purpose introduces with it a number of issues which must be very carefully evaluated and fully taken into account. The introduction of a cadastral system in complete ignorance or oblivion of the major issues relating to the peoples political, social and economic way of life can easily lead to, catastrophic upheavals or stagnations. The dangers of social unrests breaking but as a result of a cadastral system designed to perpetuate or introduce an unjust and irrelevant way of life are higher in developing Countries than in parts of the world which are normally regarded as developed. Developing countries have one characteristic in common; 'because the level of 'industrialization is low, the majority of people depend on the land for earning a living. For a cadastral system to be accepted as equitable in developing countries, this fact must be recognized and accommodate as fast as possible.