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Task-force to identify public land and clean land rates register

By Erick Abuga | December 14th 2018 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

The county government has set up a 10-member task-force to identify all public land and resolve boundary disputes.

The task-force will also ensure that the county rates register is cleaned up for purposes of optimising rates collection. 

Governor James Ongwae said the county government had populated the ownership details of all the county leased parcels.

This comes at a time the devolved unit is struggling to get more land to relocate the current dumping site, put up a modern fire station and also expand Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

"I have directed that the valuation roll be updated. Through our Lands Department, we have initiated the preparation of the county spatial plan. The plan is required to guide development within the county. It will also enable the government to zone the county and its towns for various economic land use activities,” said Mr Ongwae.

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The governor said as stipulated in law, his administration had initiated plans to establish a Geographical Information System database to support land survey and mapping, spatial planning and land administration activities. 

"This resource centre will serve all the sectors of the county government. It will provide necessary data that will guide sustainable decision-making towards development and planning of major towns," he said.

The county chief commended the timely intervention of the national government to streamline the public motorcycle transport, also known as boda boda.

"This is an industry that is a source of ready employment to our youth but also a constant challenge in regards to safety and order on our roads," he said.

Deputy Governor Joash Maangi urged politicians to shun divisive politics and work towards improving the lives of Kenyans.


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