ASSEMBLY SET TO REVIEW MUNICIPALITY CHARTER

ASSEMBLY SET TO REVIEW MUNICIPALITY CHARTER

The Kajiado County Assembly has adopted a Motion by the Sectoral committee on Lands, Physical, Planning Housing and Urban Development.
The motion moved by the Committee chairman, Hon. Paul Metui recommends that:
i) The Department of Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development institute the process for reviewing of the Charter in line with the Urban Areas and Cities Act (UACA), amendments of 2019.
ii) That, the Municipality Boards fast track the development of a structured mechanism for Citizen Participation.
iii) That, the Department of Lands, Physical planning and Urban Development in consultation with the Municipal Boards identify and gazette the boundaries of the Ngong and Kajiado Municipalities.
iv) That, the Department of Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development in consultation with the Municipality Boards consider reviewing the boundaries of the two municipalities to take advantage of more funding.
v) That the Municipality boards fast track the implementation of the transfer of functions as directed by the Executive Order issued by the Governor.
vi) That, the County government should endeavour to allocate more funds to the Municipality development needs to avoid over reliance on donor funding.
Hon. Jacqline Nemaoi said that the establishment of the Municipalities was to fast track development in our urban towns.
“It is our dream that we have better road networks, conducive and modern markets, better sewerage systems for our people because that is the main mandates of the municipalties therefore there is need to ensure that the Municipalities undertake their mandate fully without being directed by other departments that are autonomous,” said Hon. Nemaoi.
Ngong Ward MCA Robert Muoria called on the municipalities to design a structured public participation to enable citizens of the municipalities to participate on governance and voice their priorities on projects and other development matters.

 

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