By Hubzmedia reporter
The National Council of Churches of Kenya a family of Christian communions and organizations, has partnered with the Marakwet Professionals in Elgeiyo Marakwet County to enhance public participation.
The plan is to ensure members of the public come up with their needs that will be lined up with the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP)
“The objective is to have citizen participation in promoting household livelihoods and eradicate poverty, enhance agriculture productivity as well as ensure better utilization of ward resources for sustainable socio economic development, ‘Said Grace Rugut Ncck Northrift manager.
The Marakwet professionals who are spearheading the public participation have expressed optimism that members of the public will benefit more through public participation that will enable the County Government realize development projects in line with the people’s needs.
“In every ward member s of the public are having an opportunity to propose their most preferred development projects that will later on be integrated with the County Integrated development plan,”Said One of the Professionals
Hon Paul Suter the deputy speaker Elgeiyo Marakwet County Assembly has noted that there is need for every ward to come up with such master plans early enough to enable community members to offer their input and thus promote public participation.
The County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) is a plan prepared by all counties to guide development over a five-year period. The Public Finance Management Act, 2012 provides that no public funds shall be appropriated outside a county’s planning framework.