THE establishment of the lands board within the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey has been described as a wise move which sets the work within the Ministry in order.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry was speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday when he highlighted this.
He said, under the new act the Commissioner of Lands is not responsible for the process and allocation of land in the country.
“Now it’s the lands board which deals with the issue of land within the city boundary.”
PAC was told that the board has been a relief to the Ministry and the Commissioner of Lands when it comes to dealing with land issues in the city.
“Most of the land issues had now been taken care of by the board.”
So far the board met more than four times to deal with land applications and allocations.
Mr Wale also assured the public that the Ministry is going through changes with the way it is providing its services to the public.
As part of the changes and improvement, the Ministry had recruited new officers. “Now, we have fresh people who are committed to doing their job,” he said.
He assured the public the Ministry of is working hard to bring changes to the country and its land issues and development.
Chairman of the committee Rick Hou acknowledged the Ministry for the changes it had made.
He said, land is a very important issue in the country therefore the Ministry and its staff must be acknowledged for bringing some positive changes.