• Directorate Planning and Development

Mandate

DERIVED FROM THE REGIONAL COUNCIL’S ACT, 22 OF 1992, SECTION 28 (1) (I-VI) I.E. PLANNING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION WHICH AMONG OTHERS INCLUDES:

  • Socio –economic development
  • Sustainable utilization of natural resources
  • Enhancement of economic stability through local empowerment
  • Facilitate infrastructure development

THE OTHER MANDATE IS DERIVED FROM THE DECENTRALIZATION ENABLING ACT

PURPOSE OF THE DIRECTORATE

  • The most efficient and effectively managed directorate based on participatory planning for regional development.

CORE FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECTORATE

  • Provide strategic direction on socio-economic matters pertaining to rural development, planning and development and technical services in the region.
  • Integrate  regional development plans.
  • Oversee the implementation of regional development plans, to achieve objectives inline with sub-sector policies and guidelines.
  • Oversee the implementation of capacity building measures within the directorate at community level to enable sub-sector policies, strategies and guidelines to be affected.
  • Ensure proper coordination between various stakeholders through establishment and participation in national and regional forums.
  • Collect and treat data within the region and work closely with the CBS office
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of RACOC in the region
  • Initiate Capital Budget and monitor implementation of capital projects
  • Coordinate  delegated functions
  • Coordinate and facilitate integration of the Sectoral Plans
  • Monitor and Evaluate  of Sectoral Development and identify and promote regional potential
  • Prepare development budget for the Council
  • Directorate covers major parts of the Strategic themes and relates mostly customer perspective.
  • Directorate of Planning and Development comprises of Three (3) Divisions:

    DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

    Three Sub-divisions:

    • Development Planning
    • Economic Planning
    • Population and Statistics

    RURAL SERVICES

    Five Sub-divisions:  Based on delegated functions

    • Housing
    • Rural Water Supply
    • Sanitation and Environment
    • Lands
    • Resettlement and Rehabilitation
    • Forestry and Conservation

    DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

    TECHNICAL SERVICES

    Four Sub-divisions
    • Infrastructure Planning
    • Design and Contract Administration
    • Works Inspection
    • Maintenance Services

    CORE FUNCTIONS:

    • Establish the link between regional development plan and National Development Plans (Vision 2030, NDP’s)
    • Advise on the economic development of the region in relation to national economic policies and strategies
    • Provide guidance, support and monitor regional  planning and development exercises and processes within the regional council
    • Enhance, strengthen and consolidate regional partnerships
    • Support the design and implementation of relevant Public Participation mechanisms and approaches for involving citizens in regional public affairs
    • Provide planning expertise and guidance to develop coordinating committees in the region
    • Ensure projects identified and submitted for RDCC consideration are in line with agreed formats
    • Develop and Monitor Settlement Areas

    RURAL SERVICES

    CORE FUNCTIONS:
    • Ensure sustainable supply of safe water to rural communities in line with the relevant CBM aspect of the Water Supply and Sanitation Policy and the regional development plan
    • Ensure fair distribution of land in line with the policy on Lands Resettlement and Rehabilitation
    • Ensure balance between Regional Development and the maintenance of forestry and conservation
    • Ensure an affordable housing provision especially of the low-income individuals and groups
    • Coordinate Delegated functions:
    • Rural Water Supply
    • Housing, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
    • Environment and Sanitation
    • Forestry and Conservation

    TECHNICAL SERVICES

    CORE FUNCTIONS:
    • Establishing regional technical policies, standards and guidelines on the provision of new infrastructure and maintenance of existing infrastructure in line with national policies , standards and guidelines.
    • Executing, facilitating and guiding development planning, design, contract administration and inspection services for new infrastructure in the region
    • Executing, facilitating and guiding development planning, design, contract administration and inspection services for maintaining and executing minor renovations to existing infrastructure in the region
    • Providing, coordinating and advising on engineering inputs needed for the planning design of technical infrastructure
    • Facilitate the receipt of delegated functions

    To provide an efficient and effective support service to:

    Other Directorates/Divisions,

    Settlement areas,

    Villages and The Council as a whole for them to achieve their goals timely.