The Development Plan for Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach (JKPB) in Mombasa is available in the DLIST library

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The Development Plan for Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach (JKPB) in Mombasa is available in the DLIST library

The Development Plan for the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach aims to foster and maintain a higher quality of life on the public beach and nearby marine areas (the marine park) by unlocking local economic development opportunities; a good plan typically may call for improved planning, construction of infrastructure and services, the creation of sustainable business opportunities based on the strengths and potential of the areas, and employment that is linked to opportunities in the area. The Development Plan for Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach is now available to be downloaded from this link;

In a nutshell:
a. The Development Plan is considered an important instrument that can guide development in the area, leading to an improved quality of life for all stakeholders.
b. It was developed as a result of extensive engagement with the local traders and community members as well as consultations with relevant authorities and other role players.
c. Community involvement came by way of stakeholder group meetings and visioning exercises held with the following groups; The Mombasa Fishing Association, The Mombasa Boat Owners Association, the Life Savers, the Tube Renters, the Beach Photographers, the Camel Riders and the Beach Traders. It is seen as crucial to ensure that local interests were safeguarded to instil a sense of ownership of the plan and vision by the community.
d. Key informers representing KWS, KMFRI, Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association, CDA, NEMA, the District Authority, National Museums of Kenya, the Municipal Council, CORDIO and WCS have also contributed to the formulation of this plan through key informers’ interviews and meetings.
e. Most importantly, the Plan pursues a collectively constructed Vision, and can be considered a road map to this end:

“We envision Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach to be better planned and properly developed with a designated parking area, functioning toilets, good waste disposal, emergency response etc., to serve the purpose of a safe, clean and enjoyable public beach. JKPB should be a place where people from all over Kenya and the world can enjoy swimming, beach life, and locally produced marine and coastal products, while learning more about the precious marine and coastal environment and knowing that they don’t impact negatively on the environment. It should also provide a good place for members of the existing beach associations (MBOA, Fishers Association, Traders, Tube Renters, Camel Riders, Photographers, and Life Guards) to operate businesses and make money on coastal tourism and fishing, following a clear management strategy”.

f. There are five sections to the Development Plan. The first section provides an Introduction with essential background, the purpose of the plan and a basic description of the area covered by the plan.
g. The second section explains the Methodology in a fair amount of detail. Consultations were exhaustive and the process fully transparent. Additional research was done to provide a solid basis for the Plan.
h. The third section presents the Outcomes of the consultative process, socio-economic and other research and desktop work on other initiatives that may impact on the development plan.
i. The fourth section provides a combined Strategy and Implementation Plan that is short, direct and suitable for local consumption.
j. The fifth section presents the Guidelines for future development of this area.