ADC fails to prove it owns land, says audit

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[Source: The Standard, by Steve Mkawale]

In his latest report, Auditor General Edward Ouko says the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) does not have tittle deeds to the land whose total value is Sh38 million.

In the first instance, Mr Ouko claims: “Land L.R No.20591/86 in Ndabibi and another one in Molo do not have ownership documents, including title deeds. The land has been encroached by squatters,” reads the report.

The corporation has in the past lost land meant for training farmers, for research and for growing seedlings in parts of the country.

Ouko raised queries on ADC’s ownership of 2,908.42 acres in Home Farm area, which he claims was allocated to a private developer in 1994 under unexplained circumstances.

The report further expressed doubts on ownership of 319ha, where the Garissa irrigation project is.

The land has not been listed as one of ADC’s assets.

Ouko further raised an issue with the variation of a contract for the construction of a bull station in one of the corporation’s properties.

Ouko concluded that in view of the issues raised, it could not be fully ascertained in ADC’s financial reports how the amount of assets the agency owns was calculated.

The agency is yet to respond to the report.ADC has also been in the news for a questionable allocation of 990 acres of land to powerful individuals at the coast for a fraction of the market price.

The land was to host an irrigation scheme.

[Full article: The Standard, by Steve Mkawale]


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