County Physical and Land Use Development Plan
The County Department of Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development has called on all the other county departments to critically validate the County Physical and Land Use Development Plan as proposed by each department.
Speaking during a two day technical validation workshop supported by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at Horizon Hotel, the County Executive Committee Member Hon Esther Chelimo who officially opened the workshop, encouraged the technical team present to extensively look at the document that is developed by GeoInformatiks in order to verify it as a document belonging and covering the people of West Pokot County. She Promised that the county government will ensure residents have taken part in the management and development of the county.
The County Physical and Land Use Development Plan will among other things; guide rural development, interpret and localize national and regional policies, provide basis for infrastructure and service delivery, guide use and management of natural resources, enhance environmental protection and conservation, redevelop industries, trade and commerce to spur economic development, improve transport and communication, resource networks and linkages, identify develop and guide urban system in the county, attract donor funding for infrastructure development and provision of services to the people, facilitate funding from treasury and urban planning for our various markets and towns for future development.
In addition, Chief Officer in charge of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Mathew Rionokol said the county is working with other sections in the Department to assist decipher land issues in the county to catalyze development of infrastructure in support of business activities.
The workshop brought together technical staff from various spheres including Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development, National Lands Commission, UN Women, Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA), Kenya Wildlife Services KWS), Nothern Rangeland Trust (NRT) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).