Physical Planning and Housing

Physical Planning in its broadest sense refers to a set of actions aimed at improving the Physical, Social and Economic welfare of a place and its dwellers.

The mandate of the physical planning is:
● To promote orderly and sustainable urban development in the city.
● Plan and design the City physical infrastructure including the re-zoning, land sub-division and determination of the areas for development
● Delineate the areas for social infrastructure e.g. schools, health centre, free space, etc.


To attain orderly, progressive, sustainable urban and rural development as a framework for industrialization; provision of social and physical infrastructure, agriculture modernization and poverty eradication.

To ensure adequately planned land utilization, by adhering to policy framework, provide technical guidance, monitor and supervise plan formulation and implementation
Strategic Direction
Our City is aware that unplanned rapid city growth will cause structural and socio economic challenges including but not limited to; low level of physical planning, lack of an integrated transport system, challenges related to environmental management, development of slums and unplanned settlements, urban poverty exacerbated by high level of unemployment, poor infrastructure for markets, water, housing and health services systems, and severe challenges of crime, crowding, congestion and pollution among others. Our city has embarked on development of a comprehensive physical plan covering all the newly annexed areas.

Establishment of Physical Planning Committee
Section 12 of the Physical planning (Amendment) Act 2020 states that “each urban authority or city shall establish a city physical planning committee which shall consist of”:
● The City clerk who shall be the chairperson
● Urban Physical planner who shall be the secretary
● City Land Surveyor
● City Engineer
● City Environment Officer
● an Architect
● The officer responsible for public health
Core Functions of Urban Physical Planning Committee
The Core Functions include the following:

Core Section Heads