Harambee Member of County Assembly Anthony Kimemia has called on the Nairobi County Executive to undertake comprehensive public participation in the proposed project of Urban Renewal.
In his notice of motion to the Assembly Kimemia stated that the public in Lumumba, Jericho, Woodley, and Ziwani estates among others are not well informed on the building and sale of affordable houses stating it’s because they have not been well informed through public information.
“We urge the County Executive to undertake a comprehensive Public Participation on the proposed projects pending questions by residents in the said areas before commencing with the works,” he stated.
According to Kimemia, some of the people in the selected areas inherited the houses from their parents and have a lot of questions that they want to be answered by the county before the process commences.
With the support of the World Bank, the Nairobi County Government has prepared Eastland’s urban Renewal Master plan which will focus on the redevelopment of the area.
This comes after the executive had already advertised tenders for Proposal Design, finance, build, and sale of the joint venture houses in the nine identified areas.
At the beginning of March Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja launched the pre-bidders’ conference aimed at identifying contractors who will help in the construction of housing projects in the County.