Kajiado County Development Implementation Coordination Committee in conjunction with Loitoktok Sub-County Development Implementation Committee, held CBC classes inspection tour.
The team, led by Loitoktok Sub-County Deputy Commissioner, Wesley Koech, on behalf of Kajiado County Commissioner, Joshua Nkanatha, toured several schools, including three whose contractors are lagging behind.
Koech said that the progress of construction of the CBC classes is on course, citing that most schools are above 75 percent to completion.
The Deputy County Commissioner observed that it is government policy to ensure that the construction is completed in readiness for the junior secondary next year for those who are currently in class five.
He further pointed out that they are expecting the construction of all classes to be completed by the end of this month of February.
Koech said they are pushing the contractors to ensure they complete the classes by end of February in order to have cleared from schools before the start of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam, so as to avoid disturbance.
For those constructors lagging behind, the Deputy Commissioner said they are pushing them to ensure they stick to the timeline.
However, he lamented that one of those contracted to construct classes at Entarara Mixed School and Colin Davies, has totally contravened the timeline and the Sub-County Committee will be sitting, Thursday, to decide on the way forward in order to ensure the classes are complete on time.
County Director of Education, Dr Salome Maina, who led the County team, commended the work being done in the Sub-County with only 25 percent work remaining.
Dr Maina urged the Sub-County Committee to push the contractors, especially those lagging behind to catch up and finish their work on time, which will be to their advantage as it will facilitate prompt payment.
Others attending the meeting included the Director, Presidential Delivery Unit-In-Charge of Kajiado, Narok and Bomet Counties, Loice Shuma, as well as officials from the Departments of Education, Procurement and Public Works.
By Kimani Tirus