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Garissa Leaders differ on Plans to develop Boul-argy Giraffe Sanctuary

 Abdullahi Aden, Garissa.

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National Assembly Majority Leader and Garissa Township MP Hon. Aden Duale at the Launch of Umma University last week

Majority leader Aden Duale has criticized the County Government of Garissa over plans to develop a giraffe sanctuary in the County to the tune of 200M shillings.

Terming the move as an attempt to grab land and displace people from their ancestral land without compensation, Duale vowed to protect his constituents from such attempts.

“Boul-argi giraffe Sanctuary land belongs to the public and the county government has no mandate to change its ownership. I reiterate again the county does not have any right to occupy any piece of public land in my constituency” posted the Majority leader on his Facebook page.

He said that it is only the National Land Commission that has the responsibility to allocate or revert the use of public land in the Country.

In a quick rejoinder, Governor Nathif Jama dismissed the Majority leader’s assertions saying the move was intended to open up the area for tourism which will as a result empower residents economically.

Nathif and deputy food aid launch

Governor of Garissa County Nathif Jama (in black) and his Deputy Abdullahi Hussein flag off emergency relief food in Garissa.

The Governor warned Duale to keep off the County Government’s affairs and urged him to positively participate in the development of the County.

Nathif was speaking when he flagged off emergency relief food for over 5000 households in Lagdera affected by the current biting droughts

 

 

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