The county government led by the CECM Luka Chepelion officially opened a public participation process to lobby for the new County Integrated Development Plan (2018-2022).
The forum which was held at Mtelo hall, saw stakeholders from various sectors such as NGOs, FBOs, CBOs and local residents attend, in order to be part of the creation of the new development agenda for the county.
The new CIDP emanates from the political manifesto of Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo’s administration, and will run for the next five years.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, CECM Chepelion said that the new CIDP will provide direction for the next five years for the county.
He however pointed out that the administration will link the new CIDP to national values, and also ensure that it is in line with the constitution. “We’re here with all of you today so that we can convert our manifesto into a development plan. Our role as a county government is to guide development but we cannot leave out our development partners,” he said.
Some of the flagship projects that have been projected in the new CIDP are but not limited to;
1. Completion of Nasukuta export abattoir.
2. Establishment of livestock disease-free zone, which is a critical area of concern for the county.
3. Establishment of a constituent university college, which will be important for planned manpower development.
4. Limestone extractions at Sebit- Major focus for employment creation.
The contributions from the forum and the priority areas will be captured in the CIDP.