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African cities agree on need for better planning

The regional urbanisation forum is taking place in Kampala
The regional urbanisation forum is taking place in Kampala (PHOTO KCCA)

 

Experts in urbanisation have called on African countries to invest in planning if they are to have efficient cities that work for their people.

“If a City is built right, it raises the income of ordinary people,” said Prof Sir Paul Collier as the East and Central African Cities Development Forum started in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday. Prof Collier is Director International Growth Center.

“African cities ought to adopt smart low carbon emission strategies to fight climate change. Climate change plays part in the liveability of people,” added  Sophie Makame, French Ambassador to Uganda.

National Plan Authority, Executive Director Joseph Muvawala added that besides a planning system that is participatory. “In addition to having a planning system that is participatory, let’s build Cities that are inclusive; it’s those who live in the City that determine the political economy of the City,” he told the delegates from 45 cities.

KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi welcomed local and regional delegates to the forum at Speke Resort Munyonyo and was delighted that discussions would yield into solutions to the people’s challenges

The three day forum concludes on Thursday.

LIVE SOCIAL MEDIA FEED from ongoing forum

 


 

 

 

 

 

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