Uasin Gishu County Governor H. E Jackson K. Arap Mandago, EGH has emphasized the need for Physical Planning department to work with Eldoret municipality board on a framework to ensure proper planning is done to the new Eldoret municipality, that will result in service delivery to county residents.
This, he says; will only be achieved if the newly sworn-in Eldoret municipality board and the Department, will commit to wide consultation, with the Municipality stakeholders, the county leadership and particularly getting information through the citizen fora for decision making.
Speaking during the Eldoret municipality board induction workshop, H.E the Governor, asked the board members to work on capital investment plans that will be able to generate plans for the Kenya Urban Support Program. (KUSP)
” We need to create business centres for our local business community to protect them even as foreign investors are seemingly getting into the local markets. A case as witnessed in Gikomba market.” Said Mandago.
I am so passionate on this issue of Planning and I want our planners to come up with physical development plans that capture the needs of a city as we look forward to getting a city status soon. An arboretum, museum, park are just but a few of what we must plan for.” He added.
Deputy Governor, H.E Daniel Chemno, challenged the board to use this time and opportunity to deliver a clean and orderly town to the people.
The speaker of the county assembly, Hon. David Kiplagat assured the board of the county assembly’s support in their delivery of duties.
A key issue in the municipality is population, and therefore boundaries would be farther discussed to come up with an all-inclusive municipality. Board Chair Julius Kitur, said the board would adhere to the legal framework of the municipality functions as gazetted on the charter.
Also present in the workshop were CECs Eng. Nelson Maritim, CPA. Julius Ruto, Eng. Gideon Birir, and Mary Njogu.