The Zimbabwe Lands Commission says the government should seek ways of funding its programmes as the commission is lagging behind in implementing land use audits, among other key functions.
A post budget presentation made before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement by the Zimbabwe Lands Commission highlighted the constraints it is facing to effectively discharge some of its core functions that are critical to promote the growth of the country’s agriculture sector.
Despite the national budget allocating 7 percent towards agriculture, the requirements of various arms under this ministry have not been sufficiently covered.
A bid complied by the commission last year was met with a short fall in funding one its core functions, that is to conduct a land use audit as confirmed by the chairperson, Tendai Bare.
“Due the constrained fiscal allocations, we have also faced challenges in addressing complaints regarding land use last year,” added Bare.
The commission has however outlined its vision to ensure that it addresses some of these gaps within the next three to four years, according to a work plan that it has developed to improve on its core functions.