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Contractors in Makueni County urged to complete their works on time

Contractors carrying out national government projects in Makueni County have been put on notice against requesting for more time to complete the works.
While giving the notice, Makueni County Commissioner Mr. Mohammed Maalim warned that the government would not condone this practice which he said was increasing the costs for the projects.
Maalim said this in County Development Implementation Coordination Committee (CDICC) meeting he chaired in his boardroom in Wote town on Wednesday.
“Contractors are expected to complete projects within the period they signed in the contract. No extension shall be allowed,” warned the administrator.
The County Commissioner was reacting to the slow base of works at Thwake Multi-purpose Dam by China Ghezhoubha Company which is at 10% instead of the expected 20%.
Maalim asked the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (MOICT) to equip the Department of Information in counties to enable them create awareness of government projects.
He said the Department of Information is a crucial member of the CDICC but its effectiveness was hampered by lack of equipment like video and still cameras and insufficient resources including human and finance.
Speaking in the same meeting, Thwake Dam Project Coordinator Munyao Musembi said that the contractor has been instructed to add more equipments in order to do more works.
“The company has firm instructions from the Ministry of Water Principal Secretary Joseph Irungu to bring more equipments and hasten the works at the dam,” revealed Munyao.
On compensation, the coordinator said that the 186 Persons Affected by the Project (PAPs) would be paid as from Friday next week.
“The Sh676, 000, 000 has been released to the National Land Commission last Friday March 22 and they have 14 days to verify the register and make payments to the beneficiaries,” said Munyao.
By Patrick Nyakundi

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