byDennis Munai via web
The Kenya Water and Sanitation CSOs Network (KEWASNET) in collaboration with the Laikipia Counties departments of Health and Water held a workshop to develop WASH and WRM related programmes and projects to be included in the 2018-2022 Laikipia County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) and provide technical advice and inputs towards integration of WASH and WRM.
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 created a two-tier system of governance, a national and devolved county government that requires a paradigm shift in development planning. Article 220(2) (a) of the Constitution states that “national legislation shall prescribe the structure of development plans and budgets”. As stipulated in the Constitution, “Integrated Development Planning” will govern the preparation of national annual budgets and those of the counties and that no public funds will be appropriated without a planning framework as stipulated in the County Government Act.
Arising from the implementation of the first phase of the county integrated development plan 2013-2017 in the WASH and WRM sectors, a number of milestones were realized. At the same time some challenges were registered, with emerging issues becoming evident and some of them acting as hindrances to effective implementation of the CIDP.
The output of the workshop were a set of recommendations that will inform and enrich the relevant WASH and WRM sectors in the draft CIDPs for the period 2018-2022 in line with the county government mandate as outlined in the Kenya constitution, 2010 and the County government Act, 2012, including institutional arrangements, specific activities, proposed programmes, timelines, and targets and detailed costing.