About the Department of Physical Planning

Vision-Sustainable use and management of land and development for all
Mission -To facilitate the provision of physical planning services to the general public at all levels in an effective and efficient manner.
Goal-To achieve orderly, coordinated, efficient and environmentally sound socio-economic development and securing proper use and development of urban and rural land and land based resources.

The objectives of the department include the following:

  1. Formulating, reviewing and implementing an equitable national spatial land use and management policy and strategies.By undertaking social – economical surveys and studies to see how best these can assist in land use planning.By studying the current land use, planning trends and seeing how best the current challenges and trends can be improved.
  1. Preparing and reviewing national, district and local (urban and rural) physical development plans. By looking / identifying the current demands for national, district and local physical development plans as a basis of knowing the number of developments required to be planned.
  1. Provide urban and rural development control regulations, standards and guidance.By conducting stakeholders’ workshops to ensure that required standards and regulations are accepted by all.
  1. Monitoring and enforcing  the implementation of national, district and local physical development plans.By conducting site or field verification to check compliance of developments based on approved plans.By sensitizing people to understand the existence of plans, its importance and the need for compliance.


The Section exists for the sole objective of providing general administrative support services to the Department.


In fulfilling its objective, the Section carries out the following functions:

  • Management of financial and accounting services
  • Provision of Human Resource Management and Development Services
  • Administration of Office Services and Supplies
  • Provision of Information, Communication and Technology Services.


The Section is organized into various Sub – Sections as follows:

  1. Administrative and General Services

The purpose of this sub-section section is to provide administrative and office utility services to the department.

To achieve this purpose the section carries out the following functions:

  • Provide office services and supplies
  • Fleet management
  • Procurement
  • Warehousing and distribution of stores and equipment for the department’s needs
  1. Finance and Accounting Section

The sub-section section provides financial and accounting services to the department.

To achieve this purpose the section carries out the following functions;

  • Provision of revenue accounting services, ORT main accounts, ORT Cash office, salaries, reconciliation and staff advances
  • Provision of development accounting services which include:

Preparation and maintenance of accounts ledgers of development projects

  • Receipts and payments of financial transactions of development projects and programmes
  1. Human Resources Management and Development Section

The purpose of this sub-section is to provide Human resources for the Department.

To achieve this, the section carries out the following functions:

  • Processing and determining workloads, staffing and grading requirements and appropriate organization structures for the Department;
  • Planning and development/training of human resources for the department;
  • Responsible for the management of personnel records, personal emoluments and recruitment. 
  1. ICT Section

The purpose of this sub-section is to provide ICT related services for the smooth operation of the department

To achieve this, the sub-section carries out the following:

  • Provide training on basic use of ICT equipment
  • Maintenance of software and hardware
  • Mobilization of resources for  updating website