THE Ministry of Local Government has started consultation process with stakeholders over development issues within the Northern Division.
Principal Town Planner Reijeli Taylor said the consultation process was a platform aimed at gathering information regarding developments by stakeholders in the division.
"In the consultation process, we are reviewing our stakeholders' vision and their strategic plans in order to construct a national plan of action that will act as a guide to the ministry's strategic plan for urban development within the next 10 years," Ms Taylor said.
"The information gathering process is also a guide for government on which areas of development within the community level it could venture into or develop," she said. Ms Taylor said the current process was also part of government's plans to have a structured and well planned scheme as far as management of developments throughout the country was concerned.
"As part of the consultation process, the team will also look into successful major projects that stakeholders have ventured into in order to glean the strategies they have used and integrate within their planning strategies.
"Within a framework of two years, the ministry is currently in its first process of consultation with stakeholders before it embarks on its second phase where it specifically deals with individual organisations," she said.
Ms Taylor said the consultation process would also ensure a social, economical and an environment sustainable development for the north within the government's vision for the Look North Policy.
She said that the ministry had three projects earmarked for development around the country.
"These includes Greater West Corridor for developments in the west and the Urban Village Development which looked at improving living standards of villages within urban perimeters in towns and cities throughout the country."