The National Construction Authority was part of a panel discussion during the 2019 Environment and Land Court (ELC) Annual Judges Conference, which took place at the Serena Beach Resort in Mombasa from the 4th to the 8th of June 2019.
Themed ‘An Appraisal of the Environment and Land Court: Balancing Accountability, Professional Calling and the Oath of Office’, the conference brought together all ELC judges from across the country.
NCA, represented by Ag. General Manager, Registration and Compliance Eng. Raymond Karani, sat on a panel discussion entitled Introspection and Feedback from Stakeholders. Some of the issues discussed were the necessity of public participation and access to information in development approvals, the way forward in litigating historical injustice in relation to land as well as balancing the need for economic growth and environmental protection.
Other institutions represented on the panel were the Law Society of Kenya, the National Environmental Management Authority, the Office of the Attorney General, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and the National Land Commission.
Since 2015, NCA has been receiving assistance from the Environment and Land Court by way of court orders issued to enforce suspension notices on non-compliant construction sites.
A team led by Ag. Executive Director Eng. Maurice Akech paid a courtesy call to the Hon. Chief Justice David Maraga a few weeks ago in an effort to maintain the Authority’s relationship with the Judiciary.
NCA will also prepare a training programme to sensitize the ELC on the specific regulatory and enforcement challenges faced in the execution of its mandate, to be conducted at a later date.