Why Regional Urban Planning Policy Is Important

An urban planning policy for the East African Community (EAC) will create a network for the allocation of investment and for the production and sale of most goods and services once adopted, a regional parliamentarian said.

MP Nancy Abisai earlier this month urged the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to adopt a motion in support of an urban planning policy for the bloc, with view to empower the urban poor.

Shortly before the motion was adopted, the Kenyan lawmaker told the Assembly that poor urban governance and inappropriate policy frameworks contribute to the vulnerability of the urban poor.

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