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Contractors urged to do quality work

Busia County Commissioner Jacob Narengo has urged contractors engaged in government projects to avoid shoddy work.
Speaking during the County Development, Implementation and Coordination Committee visit at Nambale Technical and Training Institute on Thursday, Narengo said the government had allocated a lot of money to the projects.
He noted that Okame Technical and Vocational Training Institute in Teso South Sub County whose construction works were completed in 2018 already has leaking roofs and peeling floors yet it is hardly one year old.
“The roofs are already leaking and you wonder what the personnel from Public Works department do during such site meetings,” he said, adding that what the team noticed in Okame should not be repeated in the ongoing projects.
The County Commissioner stated that contractors should ensure that the facilities were fitted with ramps to make them accessible by People Living with Disabilities adding that the CDF management should ensure that the institutions are well fenced, have electricity and are fitted with modern gates.
“This is a national institution whose admissions should reflect the face of Kenya and we do not want a situation where a student brought here from another part of the country should settle for another institution simply because of poor infrastructure,” he said.
Narengo urged public works officers to ensure that facilities constructed under their supervision are of good quality and are durable.
“Let the contractors be thorough,” he told Nambale NG-CDF management adding that the government banks on value for money.
He asked NG-CDF to play its part adding that the National government had already done its 90 percent contribution as stipulated in the MOU between the area Member of Parliament and National government.
The County Commissioner further urged the local residents to invest in constructing residential premises near the training institution to accommodate students.
The Institution which is expected to be complete by the end of August has been funded by the National government at a cost of Sh58 million.
By Salome Alwanda

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