Adoption Of GIS Aids County In Pinpointing Resources

Adoption Of GIS Aids County In Pinpointing Resources

The County Government of Uasin Gishu through the department of ICT and E-Government will soon realize maximum revenue collection with the help of Geographic Information System (GIS), a section of the county’s ICT Systems.

The system, (GIS) is responsible for mapping, surveying, monitoring, and managing databases of all county resources.

The GIS unit with the help of the departments of Roads, Lands, Health, Education, Environment and Water and Trade has so far realized mapping and digitizing some of the operations.

This include mapping of all county business premises which has helped in the projection of revenue and classification of the businesses according to their location.

According to the county director of ICT and E-Government Titus Kimaiyo, we have identified and mapped businesses and lands or plots according to where they are situated.
For instance there are those in peri-urban and others in the CBD.

The system has also seen all county facilities installed with Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) which record the number of patients that seek for medical services daily.

Also the Cheukta water dam in Moisbridge ward is one of the successful projects that has been achieved through mapping of twater pipes from the dam to households.

“We can clearly indicate which households get access to water through this system. The disconnected and broken pipes can also be traced with the help of satellite pictures.” Said Kimaiyo.

”…..Digitizing roads to the ward level as well as all the ECDEs and the TVETs are on course. “Added Kimaiyo.

The county government is also planning to map all the boreholes drilled, dams, milk coolers, and all other projects initiated for the county residents to know and provide room for potential investors to see where they can partner with the county government for growth of the economy.

Already allcounty resources that have been successfully mapped and digitized have been uploaded on the GIS portal.

Residents can visit www.gis.uasingishu.go.ke

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