Jubilation as Surveying of Witu Township Land Kicks Off After 60 Years of Waiting

More than 500 families from Witu town are a happy lot after the County Government of Lamu officially commenced survey of public and community lands in Witu town to facilitate resettlement of squatters.

Speaking after commissioning the survey works in Witu on Saturday afternoon, H. E Governor Timamy said surveyors from the Department of Lands, would complete the work in earnest to ensure rightful residents have their title deeds.

“To address the plight of over 500 families living in Witu as squatters, my Administration has today commenced a process to survey Witu town so as to solve the land question in Witu” said Governor Timamy.

The Governor also put on notice unsculprous individuals who might want to benefit from the process illegitimately and emphasized that only genuine families would get titles. He also emphasized that land remains a function of the County Government and asked provincial Administration leadership to shun away from involving themselves in the process.

The Governor was accompanied by his Deputy H. E Raphael Munyua, CECMs, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, CoS Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Chief Officers, MCAs among others.


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