Site and service schemes in Kenya
Straaten, Van J.
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The term IIsite and sertricell has prohably never been defined very accuratelv. 'As a result a varietv of concepts illustrating various technical ~tandard8 anC!.degrees of government financing have all neen liberally covered under the same term. Variations in technical standards included: ablution vlocks on the plots, each. !)lot connected'to "later mains and sewez system, each. plot to J"'e connected to f1crbr.-r mains I system, co~munal services e.g. ~7ater kiosks and toilet-blocy.s, roads with various standard of finishes, streetli~hting supplied or not, just to mention a feu. 1'111these various concepts are based on the assumption that the construction of housing for the Lowe st income groups, although being a public res:)onsibility, cannot realistically be done by the government alone. Therefore, as an effective alternative to the construction of complete ION cost dwe Ll.Lnqa completely financed by public funds, for which the low income group cannot pay, the construction of schemes providing plots and services alonG, financed from public and private resources has beeh introduced as a realistic approach for low-cost housing called'S ite and ~ervice g chemes
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