Uasin Gishu County Department of Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development, is determined to bring the county’s vision of ” A prosperous and attractive county in Kenya and Beyond” into reality through planning for the future.
The Department conducted a stakeholder involvement in planning at Kesses, with the aim of giving the people more opportunity to control and shape the future of their township.
The Ag. Director Physical Planning Charles Kimani led a team of experts consultants and planning officers in guiding the people of Kesses in bringing out their development visions.
Speaking during the meeting, ward administrator Susan Kisorio, asked the residents to air out their needs as kesses was a very influential township in the county hosting the biggest institution of learning in the sub-county as well as being the constituency headquarters.
” We must consider the rapid growth of kesses and it’s population. We also have to know how we can tap into Moi university as a resource by having a good partnership with the institution,” she said.
Mrs. Kisorio also reminded the residents the great tourist attraction sites in kesses citing a few among them kesses dam and Asururiet waterfalls as sources of revenue to the county.
The residents raised issues of interest from several sectoral sections including physical infrastructure, economy, social infrastructure, governance and environment within the kesses, Talai and Chebaiywo areas.
The workshop was attended by area Assistant Deputy County Commissioner, area chief, Representatives from matatu SACCO, estate, cooperatives, persons living with disabilities, youth, opinion leaders, church, local community, bodaboda, jua kali, Moi university, and farmers.