DIRECTORATE OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Directorate of Planning and Development Services is responsible for physical and socio-economic development planning of the region. It comprises of three divisions namely: 

  • Development Planning

Is responsible for data collection, processing and analyses, information dissemination, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic development programmes.

  • Engineering Services

Is responsible for technical planning, design of physical infrastructures, contract administration of capital projects, works inspection and maintenance.

  • Rural Services

Coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate Rural Development Programmes to improve the livelihood of rural communities.

  • HIV and AIDS Unit from Community Health Directorate is administratively linked to the Planning Directorate

Plan, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate regional multisectoral HIV and AIDS responses. 

OUR CLIENTS

  • Communities and General Public
  • Offices, Ministries, and Agencies
  • State Owned Enterprises
  • Regional Councils 
  • Local Authorities 
  • Traditional Authorities
  • Development Partners
  • NGOs and Society Organization
  • Private Sector
  • Media

DIVISION: DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

We will:

  • Strengthen development committees through trainings after every three (3) years and upon request. 
  • Facilitate the identification, formulation and appraisal of development projects through participatory planning within the Financial Year period.
  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes on a monthly basis.
  • Provide statistical information on request in a period of three (3) to four (4) weeks.
  • Promote local economic development through SME development on annual basis.

DIVISION: ENGINEERING SERVICES

We will:

  • Sensitize clients and stakeholders through inception meetings prior to commencement of projects.
  • Engage consultant to assist with land use planning, design & documentation, and supervision of physical infrastructure every Financial Year.
  • Oversee the preparation of Town Planning Schemes in Settlement areas throughout the planning process.
  • Recommend for the allocation of works to private contractors to assist with renovations and maintenance of public infrastructure within seven (7) working days.
  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes on a monthly basis.
  • Verify payment certificates of contractors and professional fees of consultants within fourteen (14) days. 
  • Respond to maintenance emergency cases within 24 hours up on reporting.
  • Conduct site inspections in fourteen (14) working days up on receipt of the invoice. 

DIVISION: RURAL SERVICES

We will:

  • Assess rural community needs and assist in project formulation on annual basis
  • Ensure implementation of Rural Development Projects through sector coordination
  • Conduct project appraisal exercises from June to August every year.
  • Recommend and seek council approval for actual implementation as from September every year.
  • Coordinate and implement rural development projects within the Financial Year. 
  • Provide technical assistance to project beneficiaries on a monthly basis
  • Promote marketing of the produce from projects through exposure events
  • Monitor and evaluate all Regional Council approved rural projects, monthly for three (3) consecutive years.
  • Place the advert for Micro Finance, Rural Employment Scheme and One Region One Initiative, and call for project proposal.
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