Kakamega Municipality Board Members held an inception meeting with consultants from Solareem Limited group on Friday to discuss the Municipality’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan in Kakamega.
Addressing the meeting, the County County Executive Member for Lands, Housing, Urban Areas and Physical Planning Hon. Robert Makhanu affirmed that the Municipality is on course towards attaining City status as envisioned by the Governor H.E. Dr. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya.
“It is important for the Kakamega Municipality Strategic Plan to incorporate all functions of a City taking into consideration the boundaries and actual population; the document also has to align with both National and County Laws as well as key documents such as the CIDP and ADP,” he said. Hon. Makhanu also advised the team to consider inputs from the Executive led by the Governor and the County Assembly.
The Chairman of the Board, Rtd. Col. Joab Akhulia observed that the strategic plan is a very critical document that will provide guidance to the functionality of the Board, the Municipality and the Ministry as a whole.
Col. Akhula noted that the Kakamega Township Strategic plan as formulated by the consultants, with support from the Ministry, forms a roadmap to a radical transformation of the socio-economic standards of Kakamega residents.
The objectives of the plan include financial stewardship, transport and traffic management, affordable housing, water and sanitation, town planning, social protection and security.
Kakamega Municipal Manager Madam Violet Ofisi on her part urged the Solareem team to ensure they work within the agreed timeframes.
Solareem Limited representative Dr. Ayub Shisweso who took Members through the document said they will hold various consultative meetings so as to match the priorities and interests of the residents.
In attendance were Director Physical Planning Mr. Stephen Chune, Senior Administrator Mr. Hanningtone Maina and Mr. Nicodemus Akwara from Solareem among other Officers.