Lamu County Integrated Development Plan

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Publisher County Government
Year of Publication 2013
Category Budget & Fiscal Plans
County Lamu
Description Lamu County is located in North-Eastern Coast of Kenya. It consists of a mainland and the Lamu Archipelago. Covering a total land surface area of 6273.1 sq km, Lamu County borders Garissa to the North, the Indian Ocean to the South and South East, and Tana River to the South West and West. Lamu is generally hot throughout the year with average temperature of about 27 ?C. The population of the county as projected in 2012 stands at112,551 persons. The county has two parliamentary constituencies and ten county wards. The constituencies are Lamu East and Lamu West while the county wards are Shella, Mkomani, Hindi, Mkunumbi, Hongwe, Bahari, Witu, Faza, Basuba and kiunga.
The main economic activities in the county include crop production, livestock production, fisheries, tourism and mining, most notably quarrying. Among the challenges facing Lamu is population growth owing to migration into Lamu from other parts of the country, fuelled partly by the anticipated opportunities accruing from the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor. Other challenges include landlessness and poor land management, insufficient social services such as healthcare and education, inadequate supply of piped and fresh water, under-developed infrastructure, and food insecurity.
As this CIDP is structured, Chapter One offers basic information about the county, covering such themes as geographic location, physiographic and climatic conditions, demographic information, human development, prominent economic activities, state of the infrastructure, administrative units, and the nature of the social services and available.
Chapter Two tackles the main socio-economic challenges facing Lamu by analyzing different developmental thematic areas and formulating broad strategic thrusts to resolve the identified challenges. For its part, Chapter Three is concerned with giving broad imperatives and legal basis for undertaking the preparation of spatial plan. It considers human settlement patterns, resource distribution across the county, land use, the need to protect fragile ecosystem and need to collaborate with the national government on matters related to physical planning. Chapter Four establishes the CIDP linkages with other plans, notably Kenya Vision 2030 and the Millennium Development Goals. Lamu being the host county to LAPSSET, the biggest infrastructural project in the country with the potential to transform the economy, Chapter Five is dedicated to LAPSSET. It gives an overview of the various components under the wider scope of the corridor development, but also recommends ways in which the people of Lamu might leverage the unique opportunity accorded to them by the project.Lamu County Integrated Development Plan, 2013- 2017 xiv Chapter Six offers an illustration of the implementation framework which briefly explains the structure of the county, including the respective roles and responsibilities of the different professional cadres in Lamu. Resource mobilization is the theme of Chapter Seven where the various sources funding are exemplified, including national government allocation, internally generated revenue, and grants and aid from NGOs and development partners. Based on the preceding analyses and the views of the Lamu Stakeholders that had been consulted widely, Chapter Eight summarizes the priority projects and programmes. It gives specific objectives, targets and description of activities for each project. Forming the final part of the plan, Chapter Nine provides the monitoring and evaluation framework that makes it possible for stakeholders to interrogate the extent to which projects are being implemented using, among other variables, key performance indicators and timelines. 
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