grabbing of school land
The National Parents’ Association has raised the alarm over continued grabbing of land belonging to schools by influential people.
Chairman Nicholas Maiyo on Saturday said officials at the Lands ministry have been colluding with the grabbers to illegally take over land belonging to primary and secondary schools. He wants the National Land Commission to speed up the ongoing survey and issuing of title deeds programme for all public schools. “We have asked our school boards and parents to be on the lookout,” Maiyo said.
Last week, NLC Chairman Muhammad Swazuri launched the school title deed issuing programme. He said only 8,000 schools have title deeds.
Swazuri said the programme will ensure all schools get title deeds to protect them from grabbers.
“The communities around the schools, including the leaders, must know that it’s their responsibility to protect the school land and preserve it for future generations,” the NLC chairman said.