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Native Lands and Fisheries Commission

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The Native Lands & Fisheries Commission [NLFC] was established in 1880 primarily to register native lands; ownership of such lands; and to classify customary roles and migration records of communal units. With most of these tasks completed, the NLFC is now concentrating most on being a custodian of the various registers and complying with regulations covered by the NATIVE LANDS ACT CAP 133 and the FISHERIES ACT CAP 158 Section 14-20 as follows:

  • To ascertain what lands and fishing rights areas are the rightful and hereditary property of native owners;

  • To register the ownership of native lands and customary fishing rights;

  • To adjudicate in disputes on the rightful ownership of native lands and customary fishing rights;

  • To adjudicate in disputes relating to customary headships or title;

  • Overall to provide clients with information relating to the Native Lands and Fisheries Commissions' roles.

  • In 1989 Government decided that the NLFC should also look at the proper demarcation of boundaries and set up a Project Unit to:

  • Survey the boundaries and register ownership to customary fishing rights.

  • To demarcate and set aside sites as village reserves.

  • To survey the unsurveyed Native Land

 


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