The County department of Lands, Physical Planning and Housing Urban Development in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)/ European Union (EU) funded Digital Land Governance Programme are holding a 3 day inception forum as from 31st July to 2nd August 2024 with a focus on developing the Kisumu County Physical and Land Use Plan, also known as the County Spatial Plan.
The objective is to integrate urban growth, urban sprawl, climate change, inclusion and democracy in spatial planning to ensure sustainable development.
The County Spatial Plan is a framework that details the County’s Socio – economic development, vision and program. It forms the premise upon which lower level plans in the County shall be prepared and also includes intercounty plans, local, physical and Land Use development plan.
The meeting being held at the Sarova Imperial Hotel in Kisumu, has brought on board key stakeholders from private and public sectors with varied expertise to share perspectives, gather valuable insights and foster collaboration in a bid to manage growth and control territorial dynamics and evolution.
While giving his remarks on the aspects of public participation and stakeholder engagement the CECM, Dr. Hongo challenged the expertise to have a better understanding of the community dynamics and unpack the complex knowledge into simpler information that can be easily understood by the community so that when public participation as enshrined in the 2010 Constitution will become a reality.
He reiterated that we are because of them hence the experts in their various fields must paint a picture of the classroom knowledge to help the public understand what they know.