Wajir County Government has launched land survey within Wajir municipality so as to ensure proper planning in the municipality.
Briefing the media in her office on the initiative on Thursday, County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Lands Mrs. Naima Somo said the exercise is meant to hasten demarcation of plot boundaries, open and improve access roads within the municipality and ease land administration.
“The survey will also hasten registration process for allotment and titling purposes, enhance service provision and therefore spur economic growth and development,” reiterated Somo.
According to Lands Chief Officer Ahmed Fuje, the department has so far completed survey in 11 neighbourhoods within Wajir Municipality namely Township, Madina, Hodhan, Shallete, Wagberi, Wagberi Orahey, Halane, Jogoo, Barwaqo, Alimaow and Got Rahma covering 9000 plots awaiting issuance of title deeds.
“In addition, the department is currently undertaking survey of 3,000 plots in parts of Halane and Got Caade within the Municipality,” added Fuje.
In order to carry out the exercise successfully, the department carried out a sensitization drive through chiefs’ barazas in Halane and Got Caade on the ongoing survey in their area, he added.
Abey Ina Billow, a resident of Halane lauded the department’s activities saying it will go a long way in alleviating poor planning and haphazard construction of substandard structures.
“This is good work; we look forward to the implementation of the project. Access roads blockage and poorly planned structures are on the increase”, observed Billow.
By Donald Ngala