Low funding hampering NLC functions
09 December 2015, 16:48
Nakuru - The national land commission chairman Mohammed Swazuri has decried low funding for the commission from Treasury.
Swazuri said that the commission has been unable to perform its functions due to starved funding.
Speaking Tuesday when he met land stakeholders in Nakuru town, Swazuri said that in the 2014/15 financial year they were allocated KES 8 billion but ended up receiving a paltry KES 2 billion.
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"We have issues with funding and the Treasury has been starving us for long. We ask for money to do work but we never get the money," said Swazuri.
He added that in the 2015/16 financial year the commission revived KES 1.7 billion against the 7.1 billion they had requested. He however said they are optimistic that the new Lands cabinet secretary Jacob Kaimenyi will help ensure that NCL gets adequate funding to execute it's mandate.
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