October 22, 23
The construction of Nyamira County Headquarters offices which stalled one and half years ago will resume soon.
The Spentec Engineering Limited Company Chief Executive Officer Maurice Owiti who was awarded a tender to build the County Headquarters offices, today toured the site, while accompanied by the County’s Lands and Planning Executive Committee Member Steven Oboso and Public Works and Roads Chief officer Eng Josephat Oruru, with a view of reviving the project.
Eng Oruru said the project was 52 percent complete before it stalled due to lack of funds.
“There has been a financial challenge to complete this project for the past one and half years. But recently, we got a budget approval of Sh60million which we will utilize to revive it,” Eng Oruru said.
Mr Oboso said the County needed Sh 215million to complete the project.
“ We call upon the County Assembly to approve more funds in their supplementary allocations in order to complete this project,” Mr Oboso said.
He said the County Executive had proposed that the project be allocated at least Sh120million in the current financial year but the County Assembly slashed the amount by a half.
The project is estimated to cost a total of Sh382million to complete.
Mr Oboso said they had agreed with the contractor to revive the project within the next two weeks as more funds were being sought to complete it.
The contractor said he was set to complete the project if enough funds were allocated to his construction firm.
“My construction firm is ready to complete this project within a year if am allocated sufficient funds. Many people have been having some misgivings that my firm had abandoned the project. This is not true,” Mr Owiti said.
He added: “We are ready to complete the project within the shortest time possible if we are allocated the funds we require”.
Mr Owit said the Sh60 allocated for the project will be utilized in four weeks “since the rate of works absorption by my construction firm is very high.”
By Governor’s Press Services