Government terminates contracts for delayed projects in the country!


-The most hit infrastructural projects in public primary and secondary
schools include tuition blocks ,classrooms, dormitories-

The CEO OF NG_CDF Yusuf Mbuno at Lower Kipkaren primary school, in Turbo sub County of Uasin Gishu County during a tour of projects funded under the National kitty

The National Government constituency development fund board ( NGCDF )
has terminated the contracts of several contractors behind stalled
projects across the country that are worth billions of shillings.

The most hit infrastructural projects in public primary and secondary
schools include tuition blocks ,classrooms, dormitories, dining
halls, toilets and administration blocks.

However, the chief executive officer of the board Yusuf Mbuno has
assured the affected institutions that are spread across the 290
constituencies that there is hope of reviving the stalled projects for
the benefit of the learners, teaching and none teaching staff.

“The board will conduct a fresh tendering process for all the stalled
projects to ensure they are completed as scheduled to save the
learners from the agony of studying under trees or congested
classrooms,” said Mbuno.

He said that some of the contractors blamed for the stalling or delay
in implementation of infrastructural projects cited Covid-19 as the
reason behind the action.

According to Mbuno, some of the contractors who won the tenders and
mostly youth, had hardly achieved 3 percent of what they had promised
forcing the board to recommend immediate termination of projects.

Mbuno stated that the majority of the contractors had demonstrated
that they lacked capacity to successfully implement the
infrastructural projects giving his board no option but to terminate
the contracts to protect taxpayers money.

“Despite giving the contractors several chances to improve on their
performance, they still could not seize the opportunity and complete
the work to date,” he said.

Mbuno revealed that a team from the board’s evaluation and monitoring
section could not even trace the contractors on the site and that
their efforts to reach them on phone to explain what challenges they
were facing were futile.

While on a tour of the North Rift region to assess school projects
funded through the national kitty Mbuno said they were forced to kick
out the contractors over dismal performance.

The CEO who toured lower Kipkaren primary school, in Turbo sub County
of Uasin Gishu County was shocked to learn that the management of the
secondary school section had converted a dormitory into a class room
for form four students.

This was after a contractor who was awarded the tender to put up
tuition blocks of three classrooms abandoned the site three years ago
and efforts to reach him to come and complete work has become futile.

Area MP Janet Sitienei said the contractor only dug the foundation of
the tuition block of class-rooms and left the site never to step at
the school again.

She wondered how the contractor could disappear from the site without
permission from the public works officer terming his action as
violation of the contract.

“The contractor who was given the job to do was just a young man whom
we had trusted that he would complete the project within one year as
he had promised but unfortunately, he has let us down,” complained

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