Urban Planning Sanitation and Beautification
The Sanitation, beauty and health conditions of densely populated cities have recently become issues of concern. Based on a survey of the current situation, it has been found out that the support given at the federal level as well as the management and disposal of solid waste and wastewater in the surrounding/city administrations are weak. Moreover, it has been witnessed that the work being undertaken with regard to urban beautification and greenery development has been inadequate and ineffective to address the problem in a sustainable manner. The causes attributed to the problem are the inadequate institutional manpower organization at the levels of both federal and city administrations and the allocation of insufficient resources. The case that the federal level institutional manpower organization system has impeded the monitoring and support provision work given to regions, cities, etc in the specified areas could also be cited as a major source of the problem.
There was no responsible body of the Urban Development and Construction Ministry that carries out the specified activities with an adequately organized institutional manpower. It has been noted, therefore, that the activities which have been carried out in disorganized and nonintegrated ways have so far led to achieving less than the desired as far as the changes brought about in cities are concerned. The support work provided has also been meager, given the magnitude of the entrenched problems in cities. A work system that is satisfying to the various stakeholders and customers in terms of time, quality, amount and cost has not been established and adequate work has not been done to enable cities to contribute their share in the tourism industry when they are clean and favorable to health, living, and working as well as when they become beautiful and competent. Due to this, it has been found mandatory to establish an institution in the Ministry’s that will monitor, coordinate and support in an integrated and adequate manner in the disposal of solid waste and wastewater in cities and in the areas of beautification and green development at the federal level.
Toward this end, by retaining the manpower of what was formerly known as Urban Planning and Coordination Bureau, departments formed in the former organizational structure have been made to carry out monitoring, training, research and inquiry undertakings in relation to the above mentioned sectors, and a new and independent department which is tasked with law and standard implementation monitoring, evaluation, and feedback provision with regard to Sanitation, beautification and green areas development has been established. The Bureau has been organized with seven positions and action specifications of two positions that need to be included in the Department of Research and Inquiry for City Sanitation and Beautification.
The urban Planning, Sanitation and Beautification Bureau was the result of two business reengineering studies. The first study was concerned with urban planning; whereas the second one dealt with urban Sanitation and beautification, solid waste and wastewater management, and recreational and green areas development. Joining these two studies, a bureau with the name of Urban Planning, Sanitation and Beautification Bureau has been organized, with four departments under its authority. The Bureau is accountable to the State Minister of the Urban Development Sector.