NITP blames non implementation of Abia master plan on govt lack of political will

www.odogwublog.com reports that Nigeria Institute of Town Planning ( NITP) has blamed non implementation of Umuahia Master Plan on lack of political will by the Abia State Government.

The state Chairman of NITP, Elder Nelson Nwosu who stated this during the 25th anniversary of the institute in Umuahia expressed concern over government's reluctance in driving the physical development policies of the state.

He argued that "physical planning  is government activity", submitting that " it can only be driven by government and not individuals".

Nwosu further regretted that government often neglects  inputs  from Town Planners in its choice of location for structural developments as well as estates in the state.

He maintained that " until government funds the activities of town planners there is nothing much they could do on their own."

The NITP boss further identified ignorance on the part of the public about the importance of physical planning as another major challenge of the sector.

He advised developers against building structures without out the necessary approvals as such structures are illegal with high risk.

Nwosu also advised developers against cutting corners  instead of paying the necessary fees , insisting that any structure without government approval is illegal and could be demolished any time without compensation(s).

He said Town Planners in the state had made quality contributions in the formulation of physical development laws in the state, promising the readiness of the members to ensure Umuahia capital city is developed according to master plan.

Highlight of the event was the foundation laying of the institute's state secretariat at Ogurube Layout in Umuahia.
NITP blames non implementation of Abia master plan on govt lack of political will NITP blames non implementation of Abia master plan on govt lack of political will Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, March 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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