17 February 2012

Namibia: MCA Assists With Communal Land Reform Training

THE Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA-N) will this month team up with the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to raise awareness of its Communal Land Support (CLS) programme.

The MCA-N will have organised several meetings with communities to discuss the Communal Land Reform Act of 2005, with the NBC conducting interviews, doing documentaries and providing live coverage of these meetings.

So far MCA-N has trained 716 traditional leaders in the northern communal areas on commonage, with training to continue in the Omusati and Ohangwena regions.

The training, said the MCA-N, assists the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement in the process of verifying, mapping and registering communal land parcels, and will improve Namibia's overall communal land administration procedures.

It said active engagement and understanding of the Land Reform Act by traditional authorities will alleviate land disputes and illegal fencing, which is taking place in the northern communal areas.

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