The U.K. is providing 20 million pounds ($33.9 million) to finance a nationwide land registration program in Rwanda, according to the
. "Owning their own land can transform a poor farmer's life but many Rwandans have no way to prove what they own, making it too easy for others to take land away from them," U.K. International Development Minister Mike Foster said. The project will entail representatives from Rwanda's National Land Center to recruit volunteer committees to investigate local land claims. Comprehensive land tenure maps for the entire country are the expected output.