Uasin Gishu County Government through the Department of Lands Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development has launched a visioning workshop at Sogomo centre, Kuinet Kapsuswa ward in a bid to prepare local physical development plans for 13 trading centres around the county.
The project aims at addressing the issues of Physical planning and infrastructure services in the trading centres hence commencement is immediate.
Speaking during the launch and Public participation in Sogomo centre and Mwiruti, Ag. Director Physical Planning Charles Kimani, said the need for planning was to enable the residents to attain sustainable planned development, resource planning as well as protection of the environment and the ecosystem.
As a county, planning is essential to ensure that we also practice good governance and ensure that in future we have investments in urban infrastructure. ” Said Kimani.
Sogomo residents and stakeholders led by quiet Kapsuswa ward MCA Hon Bett, turned out to take part in contributing towards the future plans.
Representatives of “Nyumba Kumi initiative, traders, residents of the area, farmers led by mzee Kibor, church leaders were all in attendance.
In the same exercise later at Mwiruti shopping centre, Langas ward, MCA Hon. Muiya, Eldoret Municipality Board member Mr. Mwaniki, consultants led by Charles Osengo of Centre for urban and regional planning, and officers from the Department, joined wananchi in giving inputs to the greater planning of the Mwiruti area.
Hon Muiya reminded the residents to bring out clearly their visions to allow the planning department to input in the county plans. While also emphasizing to them of the upcoming national Census.
Planning is very essential, this also allows the county budget for your needs. Please be accountable during the census exercise and ensure all your household details are correct.” He said.
The 13 trading centres are Sogomo , Matunda, Ziwa, Mwiruti, Kabongwa, Kipkaren river, Tapsagoi, Koitoror, Chembulet, Simatwo, Torochmoi, Kipkorogot and Kibargoiyet.