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Residents demand fast tracking of spatial plans

The  Mwingi  Town land owners will benefit from the establishment of the Kitui County Spatial Plan in their quest to access

An aerial view of Mwingi Town. The establishment of Kitui County Spatial Plan will help unregistered land owners get title deeds. Photo Yobesh Onwong’a/KNA.

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Speaking at Mwingi town on Wednesday, the Land Registrar for the larger Mwingi, John Kanua said majority of land owners in the area do not have ownership documents.

“Such owners do not have collateral to help them secure funding or access loans from financial institutions to develop their parcels of land,” said Kanua.

He said the establishment of the spatial plan would ensure that the town was well planned for expansion, provision of basic amenities and general infrastructure.

Paul Kiteme, a resident of the town, urged the county government to fast track the setting up of the spatial plan.

“This plan will set Mwingi Town on the path of growth in business,” added Kiteme.

The Kitui County Government and the University of Nairobi have signed an agreement for the development of the County Spatial Plan.

The County chief Executive Member in charge of Lands, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Eng. Jacob Kakundi signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for provision of consultancy services for preparation of the spatial plan between the county and the University of Nairobi.

The agreement is a culmination of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed by the Governor of Kitui, Charity Ngilu and University of Nairobi, VC, Prof. Peter Mbithi on development collaboration.

The MoA on county spatial planning is in line with various provisions of the law. The output envisages real time access to GIS based Information with guided development for the 10 year period.

The officials also held discussions on County Asset Register and the dustless towns urban design concept for Kitui’s eight sub-county headquarters.

Photo Yobesh Onwong’a/KNA 

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