Information, Communication and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo has challenged Human Resource practioners to leverage on technology to position the human resource profession effectively in the public space.

Mr Owalo who was speaking during a congratulatory breakfast organized by the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) in his honour, noted that digital technology is an imperative tool in the current transforming work environment.

The CS reiterated that employers must understand and embrace technology as a key driver in generating a workforce that has a positive attitude towards technology and digitalization.

He was categorical that the government is committed to achieve a comprehensive automated service for efficient service delivery to all Kenyans.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, acting National Land Commission (NLC) Chief Eexecutive Officer, Kabale Tache noted that along with aligning its procedures and processes with technology, NLC has designed an E-Commission System with a land management module. The system, according to the CEO is aimed at automating the commission's services for efficient service delivery.

The system has specific objectives geared towards efficiency in the land sector and the promotion of digital land processes that include registration of community, public and private land.
National Land Commission (NLC) has appealed for both financial and technical support from development partners to enhance capacity for processing the Historical Land Injustices (HLI) claims.
NLC Deputy Director of Research Dr Mary Wandia, said that while the Commission has limited time to analyze and recommend appropriate redress, the number of claims received is over 3600 and the Commission will require substantive resources to process the claims.
Speaking during the meeting on Digital Land Governance Programme held in Kisumu, she noted that failure to address HLI claims will prejudice the affected persons and communities, a situation that could likely proliferate land conflicts.
According to reports with the Commission, the majority of HLI claims are from the Coastal region and relate to the squatter problem and tenancy at will land tenure system.
The presentation co-authored by NLC Deputy Director for Public Land Management Dr Samuel Nthuni, informed the audience that the HLI claims received by the Commission mainly relate to grievances emanating from land adjudication processes, incomplete land acquisition, natural resources conflict, evictions and natural disasters.
The National Land Commission (NLC) has committed to supporting the implementation of the Digital Land Governance Programme (DLGP).

NLC acting CEO Kabale Tache termed the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) led programme as important, saying that it marks the start of implementation of the programme on digital land governance.

Speaking at the ongoing DLGP capacity building and planning workshop in Kisumu, she lauded FAO and the European Union (EU) for past partnerships through which the Commission developed safeguards for large scale land acquisition, conducted a study on effects of Land Fragmentation (a case study of 13 counties), developed the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026, initiated the development of Kenya’s natural resource ATLAS among other projects.

She said that the Commission will support the programme to ensure its implementation countrywide through its 47 county coordination offices.

Kabale observed that the new programme had set out specific objectives geared towards efficiency in land sector and promotion of digital land processes including registration of the three categories of land, namely public, community and private land.

Meanwhile, she stated that the Commission has since designed an e_Commission system with land management module. The system she said, is aimed at automating the Commission’s services for efficient service delivery to the public.

Also present at the event were NLC Deputy Director Research Dr. Mary Wandia and Deputy Director Geoinformation Dr.Samuel Nthuni.
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