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NCA partners with police to enforce construction regulations

Police commanders in Isiolo have been sensitised on their role in the enforcement of construction industry regulations.

The exercise is part of a wider national undertaking which started in February aimed at creating partnership between National Construction Authority (NCA) and the National Police Service (NPS) to ensure compliance by inspecting construction projects in the building industry.

Officials from NCA, NPS, and NDMU addressing journalists. Photo by Parklea Ivor

The Authority whose main mandates are accreditation and project registration also ensure the sites are compliant with the required rules and regulations governing the industry.

NCA Registration and Compliance General Manager, Qs. Susan Ruto, stressed the need for quality adherence in the construction sites.

“Developers and contractors defy suspensions by the Authority and continue with constructions hence the need to partner with the police who are the law enforcement agencies to assist in checking such knotty cases,” she noted.

Isiolo County Police Commander Joseph Kigen, acknowledged the need for new constructions sites being registered and to have accredited workers to avert disasters.

The Commander promised to work with the NCA whenever construction activities are being carried out in the county to ensure the players abide by the law.

Present at the event was Dr. Ochieng Duncan Director of National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) under the office of the IG of police.

By Parklea Ivor

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