The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has found a Parish Development Model (PDM) ‘school’ in a bid to cause positive attitude change towards the implementation and success of the strategy.
This was revealed by the KCCA Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka during the ministerial briefing on KCCA’s readiness on the implementation of PDM that was held at Hotel Africana on Monday.
She revealed that without prioritization of community mobilization and mindset change, the well thought out idea of PDM may not be attained. Kisaka noted that PDM is key to the transformation of Kampala into a smart city since it is people centered.
“At KCCA we have envisioned a PDM school for continuous training of our people in Kampala. We will use it to provide enough information to cause a mindset change and bring everyone on board for the success of this strategy,” Kisaka said.
She revealed that without prioritisation of community mobilisation and mindset change, the well thought out idea of PDM may not be attained, noting that the model is key to the transformation of Kampala into a smart city since it is people centred.
“Under the Smart City initiative our biggest focus is people; the others are technology and infrastructure. To us PDM is an opportunity to advance the Smart City initiative which everyone needs to support,” Kisaka said.
PDM is a multi-sectoral strategy to create socio-economic transformation by moving 39% households out of the subsistence economy into the money economy.
KCCA views city dwellers as agents of economic growth and development, not a burden and thus encourages them to participate in the development of the city.
The state minister for Kampala City and Metropolitan Affairs, Kabuye Kyofatogabye asked city leaders to align their thinking to the realization of PDM.
Those to benefit include those involved in roasting maize, selling chapati, fresh food, frying popcorn or in any related business along the agricultural value chain in Kampala.
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