The National Council for Population and Development held a public Participation forum on the revision of the Population Policy for National Development (PPND) in Kiambu County. The meeting brought together over 50 Stakeholders who drawn from both public (National and County Government Departments), Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Special Interest Groups and Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization with an aim of getting County specific population issues that affect Kiambu County. The Forum was officiated by the Assistant County Commissioner (ACC), Kiambu Ms. Cathrine Njorogeand Dr. Charles Lange, NCPD Board member and Director of Corporate Services (DCS) Mrs. Margaret Mwangi.
In her Opening Remarks the ACC emphasised on the timely revision of PPND Sessional Paper No.3 of 2012 to capture emerging population issues in County. She noted that the proximity of the County to the capital city has a lot of effect to the population dynamics of Kiambu. She noted that Kiambu is the most populous in Central region with 2.4 million people in 2019.
Mr. C. Lange NCPD Board member giving opening remarks during the CCF. Seated is Ms. Catherine, the ACC.
The deliberations focused on the five thematic areas addressed in the draft Population policy and were categorised into Population Health; fertility; Age structure; Migration & urbanization and Human settlement. The participants highlighted challenges, opportunities, and solutions to the challenges and stating whether technology and innovation has been embraced in the specific issues raised in the thematic areas.
Ms. Fidelis from NCPD (bending) and the ACC Ms. Catherine discussing key issues during group discussion