The Trans Nzoia County government has set aside Shs. 40 million for processing and issuance of title deeds to residents.
Speaking at Hututu and Botwa farms in Cherangany Sub County during a meet the people tour on Thursday, the Governor, Patrick Khaemba said title deeds are yet to be issued for 160 parcels of land but plans are underway to issue the documents to owners.
Khaemba said that title deeds for 60 parcels of land have been issued in the past one year and a further 50, 000 titles are ready for collection by their owners.
“Most residents have suffered since the 1930s and could not develop their land for lack of title deeds”, quipped Khaemba.
He urged women and youth in the county to form groups to be able to access funds to boost their businesses.
“With a group entity you shall be able to access loans, invest and accrue dividends rather than having a single entity,” he stressed.
He said his government is ready to support youth and women groups having allocated Shs. 1.5 million to fund their projects early this month.
Speaking at the same function, area Assistant County Commissioner, Ann Wafugo urged the youth who have attained 18 years and above to register for identification cards.
“IDs are vital in accessing services both in the public and private sectors, it is important to acquire them as a citizen of this country”, she emphasized.
Ms Wafugo cautioned boda boda riders against working after 8 pm to curb robbery cases in the area.
“We have received cases of livestock theft and people being mugged in the area. Officers are on patrol and incase they find you past the time, you will have to explain why,” she said.
By Bethsheba Abuya