By Christine Lagat NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya on Wednesday launched a 30-year strategic plan to revamp
management and utilization of land against a backdrop of its rising demand amid
urbanization and population growth.
Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning, said the National
Spatial Plan covering 2015 to 2045 will guide sustainable and equitable use of
land and terrestrial resources to hasten Kenya’s growth.
government seeks to promote balanced and sustainable utilization of land
resources in the country to prevent ecological depletion and ethnic conflicts.
The first national spatial plan for Kenya will help us achieve that goal,” said
a revamped national land management strategy would stimulate investments in key
areas like agriculture, fisheries and infrastructure development.
will be able to establish special economic zones, develop the blue economy
alongside critical infrastructure without harming the environment or displacing
communities thanks to a revised strategy to manage land resources,” Kaimenyi
government has fast-tracked implementation of a national land policy to address
historical injustices linked to its unfair distribution. Kaimenyi noted that
haphazard allocation of prime land is a threat to Kenya’s stability and economic
committed to tackle unplanned development of land that has destroyed fragile
ecosystems while fuelling conflicts,” Kaimenyi said, adding that a revamped land
management strategy will facilitate growth of smart and green cities.
constitution roots for efficient and sustainable use of land to accelerate
socio-economic development in the country.