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Strategic Plans For Development of Kisumu City


Date Posted: 12/1/2017 2:37:10 AM

Posted By: ERICK MOGAKA  Membership Level: Gold  Total Points: 1152

Initiatives towards combating urban poverty.

These includes;Kisumu slum upgrading project and street traders relocation program,a water borehole and solid waste projects are being undertaken in slum areas while suitable land where hawkers will be relocated have been identified and is being improved.

1. Water and sanitation initiatives.

The newly formed Kisumu water and sewerage company is undertaking a thirty kilometre water pipeline to the Manyatta area and has started community managed water connection selling points in Nyalenda.

2. Solid waste management.

In collaboration with equator bottling company who donated litter bins,the council is sensitizing the public on street cleanliness and has placed the bins at vantage points in the central business district to where the public can dump the litter .The council is also undertaking demonstration dumping sites in the neighbourhood in collaboration with the Japan international cooperation agency .The council is undertaking a bigger project to integrate solid waste management with the support of Swedish international development agency(SIDA)which will include relocation of landfill site and promotion of recycling initiatives.

3. Urban transport.

The council is implementing sustainable urban mobility in collaboration with the university of Nairobi that will involve;promotion of non-motorized urban transport for both pedestrians and cyclists,the council is also reviewing bylaws on commercialized and thriving bicycle taxing,locally known as bodaboda.

4. City planning initiatives.

Installation of Geographic information systems (GIS)is in progress as well as training the council staff to operate the technology.

5. Health improvements.

The council has established health management committee with membership also drawn from the stakeholders to manage the council health centres ,in addition a HIV/AIDS project has been launched with the support of UN-HABITAT, Kenya medical research institute,and commonwealth development cooperation where the stakeholders have formed committees in neighbourhood to sensitize the public on HIV/AIDS and educate the affected on practices and programmes that may help prolong their health.

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