THE NATIONAL LAND COMMISSIONS VISIT
National land commission commissioner Reginald Okumu accompanied by commissioners Tiya Galgalo and Hubbie Hussein paid a visit to our Juakali office to interact with the board members and the IMPACT staff .This was after they paid a courtesy call to the Governor county government of Laikipia Ndiritu Muriithi ,and discussed community and public lands to foster a working relationship to further the objectives of the MoU on monitoring registration of land rights in the country.
The commissioners together with other NLC members and IMPACT had a 4 working days at Beisa hotel in Nanyuki to produce a framework for a land atlas ,Free prior informed consent guidelines for investments in community lands and planning for the upcoming community land summit scheduled for November.
Hon Reginald Okumu mentioned that the National Land Policy was due for review and therefore statements should be made on how best to work on it.He also asked the IMPACT team to help the NLC Laikipia branch to build its capacity by attaching its staff to the commission,He also urged the researchers to inform on the policy and law and on our practises .Hon Okumu said IMPACT should share space for other marginalized communities to learn from them like the 'fisherfolks' and also other upcoming organizations.
He recommended IMPACT and NLC to have done satisfying work and said the voice was to be put in action.