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Governor Godhana thanks Lands Ministry for establishing Land’s registry

Tana River Governor Major (rtd) Dhadho Godhana has thanked the Ministry of Lands and Physical planning for establishing Land’s registry in the area.

Gondana also lauded the Ministry for equipping the local Geospatial Information System (GIS) Laboratory and deploying five physical planners, four surveyors, two assistant planners and two GIS technicians in Tana River County.

The Governor was speaking at Hola Lands Office when Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Union (EU) handed over a fully equipped land registry in Tana River County to the Ministry of Lands.

Speaking during the handing over of the office, Lands and Physical Planning Cabinet Secretary Ms. Farida Karoney said, “With a fully equipped land registry, Tana River will be one of the first 20 counties where digitalization of records will take place by end of this year, thus easing operations.”

Speaking at the same event FAO Representative to Kenya Mr Carla Mucavi said to ensure food and nutrition security and socio-economic development, access to  land that is secure was key as stipulated in Vision 2030.

He said in 2019, FAO equipped all the nine counties namely Baringo, Laikipia, Marsabit, Nandi, Samburu, Turkana, West Pokot, Vihiga and Tana River Counties with Geospatial Information System (GIS) laboratories for management of land and natural resources to enhance food and nutrition security.

Mucavi explained that when GIS is applied in land analysis, it reduces land conflicts, improve land use planning, and identify natural resources like water and forests.

By Simon Guruba

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