Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority, KASUPDA, has embarked on a Regularization Programme for undocumented and unplanned layouts.
KASUPDA is in concert with the Kaduna Geographical Information Service, KADGIS, in the Regularization Programme, which is aimed at upgrading existing settlements to a certain standard. This will help the Authority to plan for the provision of amenities like schools, clinics, updating base maps and to also bring out road networks in its design.
The Regularization Programme requires enlightenment and public participation by community leaders and stakeholders, to achieve this, data forms are being distributed, after which they will be submitted and the supporting documents will be vetted and recommended for approval if they meet the planning requirements. Once recommended, they will be forwarded to KADGIS for approval to be granted a Certificate of Occupancy and a Building Permit will be issued to them.
This programme will help in urban planning, population management, help existing structures to acquire their Certificate of Occupancy and will also assist in providing information that will help in managing security challenges.
In the light of the above, staff of KASUPDA has met with community leaders and stakeholders in Kinkinau and Unguwan Muazu Community to enlighten them on the planned regularization program. The agency has stated the phase one of the programme in areas like; Yakowa Way (Phase1), Babban Saura, Karji, and Gonin Gora, while places like; Sabon-gida, NITR, Gidan Daji, Danbushiya, Chachangi (Our Lady of Fatima), Oil Village and NAFDAC, have started the application process.
The Authority hopes that through its regularization programme, unplanned and undocumented layouts will be captured and will be fully registered to avoid illegal development that may lead to demolition of properties in the future.