Overview

The Ministry of Lands, Survey, Housing, Physical Planning & Urban Area Management is one of the ten ministries in the County government mandated to formulate the County’s Land Policies and Regulations for effective land governance. As a ministry, our mission is to establish a system that promotes security of tenure, equitable access and control of land for sustainable socio-economic development of the people of Turkana County.

ESTHER LOKWEI LOKIYO

Minister of Lands, Housing, Physical & Urban Area Planning

JOSHUA LOJOCK LEMUYA

Chief Officer


  • VISION
  • MISSION
  • CORE VALUES
  • Establish a system that promotes security of tenure, equitable access and control of land for sustainable socio-economic development of the people of Turkana County.

  • To develop integrated development plans for Turkana County that will identify the development needs, priorities and recommend on the policies, measures, and strategies for sustainable development.

  • Equity and Inclusion

    Accountability.

    Integrity.

    Professionalism.

    Team Work.

    Commitment.

    Innovation.

  • MINISTRY’S STRATEGIC OBJECTVES
  • DIRECTORATES
  • DEPARTMENTS
  • The following are the ministry’s strategic objectives to realize its vision and mission.

    • To develop spatial plans that will provide a spatial framework to guide, coordinate development activities and management of all urban/ towns within the county.
    • To plan for, provide and manage urban infrastructure & services.
    • To provide Planning and Survey services.
    • Facilitate land ownership rights.
    • To establish a modern Land registry.
    • To Formulate the County’s Land Policies and Regulations for effective land governance.
    • To promote public participation and inclusiveness on Land management & Governance.
  • The Ministry of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Areas Management currently consists of the following directorates:

    • Land administration Directorate.
    • Urban areas Management Directorate.
    • Administration and Finance Directorate.
    • Housing directorate

    LAND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTORATE

    This directorate is tasked to undertake the following within the ministry

    • County Land Survey and Mapping.
    • Formulation and preparation of County Spatial plans.
    • Undertaking land administration and dispute resolution.
    • Management of land information systems.
    • Formulation of County’s land policies and regulations.
    • Registration and valuation of land and properties.

    URBAN AREAS MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE

    This directorate is tasked to undertake the following within the ministry

    • Plan for and formulate policies & regulations on urban areas management.
    • Implement and enforce approved spatial plans.
    • To plan for, provide and manage urban areas infrastructure for the general public.

    ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE DIRECTORATE

    • Custodian of all accounting documents within the Ministry.
    • Custodian of all ministry’s assets and maintenance of all ministry’s assets.
    • Undertakes any other role assigned to the section by the Chief Officer or the County Executive Committee members.

    HOUSING DIRECTORATE

    • Development of housing and related infrastructure.
    • Undertaking County housing surveys.
    • Low cost Housing Development.
    • Maintenance of County Housing database.
    • Capacity building for communities on Appropriate Building Materials and Technologies.
    • Conducting Research, Policy planning and urban economic development in relation to housing, slum upgrading and prevention.
    • Development and Implementation of social and physical infrastructure policies and strategies for housing and slum upgrading.
  • The Ministry of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Areas Management consists of the following departments which complement each other in services delivery.

    • Survey department.
    • Physical Planning department.
    • Finance and Administration.
    • Housing department.
    • Urban Areas department.