National Land Commission chairman Mr. Gershom Otachi has said land governance continues to dominate the global discourse, driven by the urgent need to combat climate change and guarantee food security for the growing population.
He explained that the recently concluded CoP-27 underscored the need for sustainable land management to support food security in the region.
Mr. Otachi while addressing delegates at the ongoing IGAD Member States Land Commissions’ workshop in Mombasa, called for deliberate discussions among member states on how best Commissions can harmonize policies and support the land sector to ultimately improve land governance in the region.
He observed that in the process of delivering their mandates, Commissions across the region are confronted by unique challenges, key among them being resource constraints owing to limited budgetary allocation.
He stated that the workshop is timely and significant because the Commissions shall not only propose solutions to various challenges but also develop an agenda that will elevate the voice of land commissions in the existing national, regional and global dialogues.
NLC Vice chairperson Getrude Nguku, Ag. CEO Kabale Tache and all NLC Commissioners are attending the workshop.