Kisumu county gubernatorial aspirant Prof Gordon Okumu Wayumba while addressing the press in Kisumu on April 15 2017. PIC BY COLLINS ODUOR
A professor who is seeking to unseat Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma on an ODM ticket says county governments have failed to achieve their development goals due to lack of an integrated development master plan.
Gordon Wayumba, a geospatial science expert, says Kisumu has been dishing out projects based on political considerations and not according people’s needs.
“We have cases where government built dispensaries in ares which already have these facilities and fails to consider areas where these facilities are needed.
Such problems can be addressed through proper mapping of the county and preparation of an Integrated Development Master plan which I will use if elected,” said Wayumba.
Wayumba, a former director of School of Surveying and Geospatial Sciences at Technical University of Kenya warned that Kisumu is sitting on a time-bomb of population explosion, poverty, unemployment and lack of land for new investments.
“One of my plans is to set up a land bank which will help us secure large tracks of land for development.” he said.