Digitising lands records a key priority, says CS Karoney


Farida Karoney

In Summary

  • The ministry of lands has announced plans to digitise its operations in a bid to enhance service delivery.
  • Speaking while receiving an audit report from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), Lands cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney insisted that the digitisation programme was key in helping to curb corruption at Ardhi House.
  • The audit conducted by EACC between September 2016 and February 2017 was sanction by the then Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, examined policies, procedures and practices in the ministry.

Ministry of Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney has announced plans to digitise operations in a bid to enhance service delivery.

Speaking while receiving an audit report from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), Ms. Karoney insisted that the digitisation programme was key in helping to curb corruption at Ardhi House.

“Digitisation for us is a strategic priority, we must digitise all our records, we must make them accessible to the public. Somebody should be able to sit in the house and access their records,” said Karoney.

“We cannot reduce opportunities for corruption if we are still carrying files from one floor to another or if somebody is still locking files in their drawers…”

CS Karoney further pledged to ensure security of physical files in all land registries as well as implement the recommendations in the audit report.

“I have no doubt in my mind that what needs to be done will be done,” said the CS.

The audit, which was conducted by EACC between September 2016 and February 2017 was sanctioned by then Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi and it examined policies, procedures and practices in the ministry.

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