Leaders from Northern Kenya have urged Kenya National Highways Authority (KEHNA) to expediate the implementation of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor.
Lagdera Mp, Abdikadir Mohamed in the consultative meeting
Led by Lagdera Mp, Abdikadir Mohamed the leaders said that the LAPSSET project was long overdue and that their residents stand to lose economically if further delayed.
Speaking in consultative meeting bring together various players implementing the projects in Nairobi, Mr Mohamed accused the government of highhandedness, saying that decisions involving the affected people have always made by few individuals.
“Our constitution gives the people power to make decision for themselves in a public participation foras, but in this case we have seen none in our respective areas.” Said the legislator.
The lawmakers expressed their frustration on matters involving compensation of community land, accusing National Land Commission for selective valuation of the land for compensation.
“We demand for valuation matrix used by National Land Commission to calculate compensation in our areas versus valuation in other areas,” Said the
The vocal Mp wondered why KENHA was taking ages in formation of County Liaison Committees that brings onboard all stakeholders for seamless flow of information and implementation of the projects, further cautioning KENHA against changing the design of the projects.
Other leaders present Include Garisa Governor Nathif Jamma, Mp’s Mumina Gollo (Isiolo County), Bidu Mohamed (Isiolo South), Amina Siyad Garissa County) and several MCA’s.
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