28TH SEPTEMBER 2023
National Land Commission (NLC) hosted a breakfast meeting this morning with various stakeholders and development partners as the commission explores ways to mobilise resources to support the implementation of its mandate in the face of budgetary constraints.
The primary agenda was to explore new opportunities and areas of collaboration and to further strengthen the partnership.
National Land Commission Chairman Gershom Otachi said that the commission was ready to work with all the development partners that come in to support the operations of the commission in line with their various thematic areas.
“We welcome any support from you the development partners, your support will help us in implementing our activities and work plans as we implement our mandate,” Said Mr Otachi in a speech read on his behalf by Commissioner Hon. Esther Murungi.
While appreciating the development partners who have supported the commission in the past NLC CEO Kabale Tache noted that the breakfast meeting would open new opportunities for the commission to promote the land agenda in Kenya and beyond.
She noted inadequate funding from the exchequer that has greatly affected the operations of the commission.
“The Commission just like any other government agency faces budgetary constraints thus not able to accomplish some of the planned projects and activities. But through the support of our stakeholders and partners we have been able to implement various programmes that support the land reform agenda in Kenya”, stated CEO Kabale Tache as she made her remarks.
Commissioner Esther Murugi reiterated that there is a shortfall in terms of human resources which then affects the performance of the Commission’s operational and administrative mandates.
The breakfast meeting was attended by Carla Mucavi (FAO Representative for Kenya), National Research Fund CEO Prof. Dickson Andala, Susan Otieno (Executive Director Action Aid), Husna Mbarak (Head of Land Governance Program FAO), Valdemar Holmgren (Embassy of Sweden), Jackson Kiplagat, (WWF Head of Conservation), Ruth Okara-(NAMATI), Caroline Oyula, (ICIPE), Jane Njeri (International Land Coalition), Nancy Njenga (Embassy of Denmark Programs) and Secretariat from NLC.