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New geographic information system to curb growth of illegal structures in Bungoma

Bungoma County has invested in a geographic information system (GIS) laboratory to curb rampant development of unplanned buildings and infrastructure.
The County Executive member in charge of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Bramuel Murgor says the GIS laboratory will help the County government hasten the process of surveying and demarcating land in the County.
The CEC noted that the equipment will be useful in mapping, registering and keeping data for land parcels in Bungoma County hence cases of land grabbing will be easily identified.
“By December this year people will be able to access maps in Bungoma instead of going to Kakamega,” he said
He said the system would also be a critical tool in food security programmes, reduce land related conflicts and support spatial planning of urban areas by the County Government.
At the same time, the County Director of Planning Mr. Wellington Sindani said the GIS lab is a great milestone in administration of land related matters and will be an important tool in development.
“The digitization of records will also support revenue collection as it gives us a layout of businesses at the touch of a button.” he revealed.
He said during an interview with KNA yesterday that a geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.
by Roseland Lumwamu

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