Department of Resettlement

The role of the Department of Resettlement is to resettle targeted citizens both on voluntary and involuntary basis in order to provide them with an alternative livelihood while uplifting living standards of the rural communities. The targeted citizens for resettlement includes the unemployed, retired, internally displaced persons, physically challenged and those still in employment but are above 45 years. It also coordinates the provision of infrastructure in resettlement schemes in order to make them socially and economically viable. The infrastructure provided in resettlement schemes includes access roads, schools, health facilities, boreholes and agricultural storage sheds among others. In addition, the department is charged with the responsibility of collecting and analyzing statistics on the implementation of resettlement programmes.