The County Department of Land, Urban Development, Physical Planning, and Housing led in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization held a 3-day induction training workshop for the Community Land Management Committees (CLMC) who were elected last year in Pokot North.

The induction held at Kiwawa Ward aimed to empower the Community Land Management Committees including Alale, Lokitonyala, Kalapata, Akoret, Chemorongit and Mbaru on their roles and functions.

Among the functions and powers of the CLMC include spearheading the registration of the community and community land and manage community land on behalf of the community.

County Executive Committee Member for Lands, Urban Development, Physical Planning, and Housing Hon. Esther Chelimo encouraged the committee to critically analyse the roles handed to them as it was a vital role that will benefit the community.

"It's through you that the community will benefit from. You need to discharge your roles with integrity and through this induction, you'll learn how to go about your duties,"stated CEC Chelimo.

Through this initiative, the County Government of West Pokot seeks to strengthen grassroots governance structures and enhance community capacity in managing their land resources effectively.

Also in attendance was Linda Opiyo (Program Coordinator for FAO), Community Land Registrar Edwin Wafula in charge of Community Land Registration, County Physical Planner Hamilton Bett, Assistant County Commissioners John Njuguna (Alale) and Nimrod (Kiwawa) among others.