|Year of Publication||2013|
|Category||Report Budget & Fiscal Plans|
|Description||Kisii County is one of the forty seven Counties in Kenya. It shares common borders with Nyamira County to the North East, Narok County to the South and Homabay and Migori Counties to the West. The County lies between latitude 0 degrees 30 and 1 degrees South and longitude 34 degrees 38 and 35 degrees East. The County covers a total area of 1,317.5 km2 and is divided into nine constituencies namely: Kitutu Chache North, Kitutu Chache South, Nyaribari Masaba, Nyaribari Chache, Bomachoge Borabu, Bomachoge Chache, Bobasi, South Mogirango and Bonchari. It has 9 Sub-Counties, 24 divisions, 75 Locations and 190 sub-locations respectively.
The County has an estimated population of 1,236,966 (2012). This represents 597,934 and 639,032 males and females respectively. By 2017 this population is expected to rise to 1,367,049 persons (660,810 males and 706,239 females). Population distribution in the County is influenced by such factors as physical, historical, and economic development policies pertaining to land settlement. Population densities are high in areas with large proportions of arable land such as Kitutu Chache South (1,344), Nyaribari Chache (1,124), Bomachoge Borabu (989), and Bomachoge Chache (934). The County is characterized by a hilly topography with several ridges and valleys and is endowed with several permanent rivers which flow from East to West into Lake Victoria. Soils in the County are generally good and fertile allowing for agricultural activities.
The County has a highland equatorial climate resulting into a bimodal rainfall pattern with two rainy seasons, the long rains occurring between February and June and the short rains occurring between September and early December. The adequate rainfall, coupled with moderate temperature is suitable for growing of crops like tea, coffee, maize, beans, finger millet, potatoes, bananas and groundnuts. This also makes it possible to practice dairy farming in the County. This is detailed in the County factsheet which provides the socio economic status of the County. (Annex I)
Though the projects in this Plan are County specific, they are also in harmony with other development policies and documents and more specifically the medium term expenditure framework, the Kenya Vision 2030 and the new Constitution 2010. The plan also takes cognizance of other international development commitments like the Millennium Development Goals achievement.
The Plan also takes into account mainstreaming of minority rights into the development process. Some of the minority groups covered in this document that need special treatment are: women, the aged, the physically impaired, orphans and the poverty stricken in the society.
Finally, ways of taking stock and reflecting on achievement and challenges have been exhausted through participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is intended that all the stakeholders and specifically the community will take part in monitoring and evaluation of the implemented projects.
This Integrated County Development Plan is presented in eight chapters. Chapter One provides an introductory background of the County, while Chapter Two provides an analysis of the Countys major development analysis, cross-cutting issues and a SWOT analysis of the cross-cutting issues. Also analyzed in this chapter are MDGs mainstreaming along with the key strategic issues and objectives of different stakeholders. Chapter Three describes the spatial framework within which development projects and programmes will be implemented, and also the objectives of the county in a spatial form indicating the land use patterns. Chapter Four links the Plan to the Vision 2030, MDGs and the Constitution 2010, while Chapter Five outlines the institutional framework and organizational flow in the county, and the roles that they play and how their functions are accommodated to avoid duplication of efforts. In Chapter Six, the Plan indicates the resources that are available for capital projects development, and the strategies of raising revenue and their projections over the Plan period. In Chapter Seven, the on-going development projects and programmes and new projects are discussed with specific Vision and Mission of each MTEF sector and role of stakeholders in each sub sector. Flagship projects are presented at the end of each sub-sector. The last chapter is devoted to presenting an institutional framework that the County will adopt in carrying out the monitoring and evaluation of the projects presented in Chapter Seven. It also specifies objectively verifiable indicators that shall be used to monitor projects/programme implementation captured in Chapter Seven, and sets medium term milestones for impact assessment.
|Tags||c632003e88a0df6c4064312b28b4adb2, Public Finance|