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MOMBASA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL: An attachment report

MOMBASA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL: An attachment report

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This is an attachment report on the Mombasa Municipal Council.
This is an attachment report on the Mombasa Municipal Council.

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M A S E N O U N I V E R S I T YSCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNINGCOURSE CODE: N.P.L. 313(INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT IN PLANNING OFFICE)ASSESSING LECTURER: DR G. WAGAHSTUDENT’S NAME: MWALILI SAMUEL CHAKUADMISSION NUMBER: BA /00165 /2005
TASK:ATTACHMENT REPORT –ATTACHMENT AT THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF MOMBASA(BUILDING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT)FOR THE PERIOD COMMENCING FROM 13
TH
FEBRUARY 2008THROUGH 10
TH
APRIL 2008
 
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Background
Physical planning at the M.C.M. like in other local Authorities derives its legal andinstitutional framework from the Physical Planning Act Cap 286 of the Laws of Kenya.The physical planning Act (P.P.A.) became operational on 29
th
October 1998 effectivelyrepealing the Town Planning Act and the Land Planning Act as detailed in the P.P.A.Section 53. In reference to the Act, their needs to be a partnership between the Director of Physical Planning in the Ministry of Lands in charge of the Province or the District andthe Department of Town Planning at the Local Authority. This is evidenced by the Actssection 24 (1) and (3), that states: ‘ the Director of physical planning may prepare withreference to any Government land, Trust land or Private land within an area of authorityof a city, Municipal, town or Urban Council or with reference to any trading or marketingcentre, a local Physical development plan.’ Sections 29, 30(1), 31(1) and 33(1) define therole of the local Authority in the planning process. Based on the above, it’s clear thatplanning is a process of coordination between the Directorate Physical Planning and theLocal authority which has a control/supervisory/implementing role in attaining the finalenvisioned plan. Collaboration between the two offices forms the bedrock of successfulplanning ventures and this interplay is present and active between the MombasaMunicipal Council and the Physical Planning office at the Ministry of Lands – Coastprovince, thereby effectively completing the professional equation necessary forsuccessful planning.
 
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Executive summary
Mombasa town in Kenya is found at the historic and main gateway into Kenya throughthe Indian Ocean. Her strategic location cannot be denied and years of infrastructuraldevelopments and upgrading e.g. the Kilindini harbor, the Moi international Airport andthe proposed fiber optic cable seem to point to a general fact that her strategic advantagealong the East African Coast is not under any immediate threat in-fact, it’s underconsolidation. This calls for proper planning on the side of the planning bodies concernede.g. the Municipal Council of Mombasa. This report apart from addressing the attachmentobjectives of field experience reporting, it breaks away from the tradition and delves intothe factors that are bound to boost the viability of the town as an economic destination,the problems it’s currently grappling with and proposes solutions to these problems andchallenges. The background of analysis of tin the body of the report is derived from theMillennium development goals, the legal frameworks of planning in Kenya and theproposed development s that have been in the pipeline for years due to one reason oranother.This report adopts a thematic approach beginning with an introduction into Mombasatown. The historical background that has shaped the island towns name and placement inthe spatial temporal matrix are unearthed. The settlements patterns and situation in thetown are also brought to light where the outburst of settlement areas into the surroundingmainland sis appreciated as a phenomenon that needs to be planned for. The factorsbehind this turn of events e.g. the construction of bridges are also appreciated. Thedemographical trends and patterns in the town are also tracked; the political frameworksand landmarks of the town are identified in this section. The town’s economic baseline isanalyzed together with the infrastructural linkages, administration and environmentalfactors that have worked to shape the economic lifeline of the town.The second thematic topic is the Council. Its background, administrative structure, legaland institutional frameworks etc are analyzed. The operational mandate of the Council isbrought to light with the supporting legal and legislative frameworks. This is important indefining accountability within the operational frameworks of the local government body.

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