Karoney urged to hasten reforms in the Lands Ministry
Username Investmentsâ CEO, Reuben Kimani, has urged the new Lands Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Farida Karoney, to hasten the reforms in the Lands Ministry.
The CEO, who was speaking at the open day for the companyâs new project in Nakuru, noted that it was possible for Kenya to have an efficient Lands Ministry, if it took the correct steps to mitigating the challenges that currently affected it.
âOne of the most critical things that the Land CS can work towards is eliminating the cartels that have crippled operations in the Ministry over the years. Deeply entrenched vested interests have hampered the land reform process, as many want the past flawed land regime to continue, so that they keep benefitting from a non-streamlined land sector,âhe said.
He also urged the new Cabinet Secretary to drive the implementation of the National Land Policy that was put in place by her predecessor , noting that it was the only way in which streamlined operations could be achieved in the Ministry.
âThe National Land Policy was developed to provide a legal, administrative, institutional and technological framework for optimal utilization and production of land. This is a key document which the CS should implement in the shortest time in order to promote efficiency in matters land, namely access to land use information, equity, elimination of discrimination and public benefit sharing,â he noted.Source: Google News