Residents of Trans Nzoia County have had an opportunity to give their input for a new five year blueprint – County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) for the next five years.

In a weeklong public participation exercise that commenced February 6, residents will have opportunity to present their views on priority projects and how they should be implemented.

A substantial number of Kinyoro, Saboti, Matisi and Tuwan wards’ residents in Saboti sub county turned up for the imperative event Tuesday airing their views and concerns over implementation of county projects.

While cross-cutting issues were discussed in the different fora, expert committees will thereafter compile the data for subsequent drafting of the blueprint and implementation by the relevant departments.

County executive for Education Isaac Kogo who spearheaded the event in Kinyoro encouraged residents to actively participate in the exercise so they can define their development agenda for implementation.

“We have heard divergent views and a common understanding on what residents of this region need in prioritized order and we pledge to work out with them to realize the development,” said Dr. Kogo.

The blueprint is anticipated to guide the county’s development agenda for the next five years in which the Governor Patrick Khaemba-led administration will anchor its policy making and implementation.

A panel of experts from all the ten county departments including Finance, Economic Planning, Health, Education, Gender, Youth, Sports and Social Services, Water and Environment will continue collecting the data until Monday. The teams will on Wednesday hold similar event in Sirende, Kiminini, Nabiswa, Waitaluk and Sikhendu in Kiminini sub county. Kwanza and Cherangany sub counties will hold their fora in the subsequent days.