Kara holds forum to enhance public awareness on Nakuru Vision 2050

Stakeholders in Nakuru County have urged the County Government to enhance awareness among residents on the Nakuru City Vision 2050 development plan. Speaking during the 105th edition of the Kara Bi-Monthly Talk Series Forum, held on 26th May 2023 at Waterbuck Hotel, Nakuru, Mr. Macharia Thang’wa, City Planner-Nakuru City Board, emphasized the significance of citizen participation in the planning and implementation of development projects in the County. He challenged residents to take ownership of the City Vision 2050 once approved and work towards making it a reality. He added that the County Government has also developed Nakuru’s short-term vision in keeping with H.E. Governor Susan Kihika’s manifesto, whose goal is to make Nakuru a model city that enhances the quality of life of its residents and fosters economic prosperity. The key pillars of the vision are socio-cultural development, urban planning and mobility, urban environment and resilience, and urban economic development.

Kara CEO, Mr. Henry Ochieng, noted that residents of Nakuru City play a critical role in the decision-making processes of the City’s development agenda, He stated that the forum aimed at establishing and creating awareness to the residents on a roadmap to the development and actualization of the City Vision 2050.

Planner Joakim Nyarangi, President of Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP) noted that the adoption and implementation of the Nakuru City Vision 2050 will be a significant step towards achieving sustainable development through the localization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to enhance the quality of life for residents of Nakuru City.

Other speakers who addressed the forum were Dr. Isaac Sopia, Lecturer. Kenya Methodist University and Planner James Muchoma, Independent Consultant.

It was clear from participants that there is a lot of interest on the Vision 2050 and hence need for frequent and structured engagements between the County Government, Nakuru City Board and the residents to enhance awareness and ownership of the plan. The City Planner noted that the document will be subjected to extensive public participation that will commence at Ward levels in consultation with all stakeholders.


You can watch a recap of the session on the Kara YouTube Page here—> Link 

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