KNA Contractors undertaking infrastructural projects in Central Region have been directed to ensure that the projects are completed on the set timelines.
The Government says it will not tolerate contractors who fail to deliver on time, saying such delays could lead to escalating cost of the projects over beyond the budgeted funds.
Central Regional Commissioner, Wilfred Nyagwanga, says the Government was ready and willing to provide twenty-four-hour security to construction workers if need be to allow them to work at night in order to meet the strict deadlines.
The Administrator directed County Development Implementation Coordination Committees (CDICC) across the Region to put in place mechanisms, including allowing work to continue at night to make sure that completion timelines are adhered to.
Speaking in his office, yesterday, Nyagwanga said the Government was keenly monitoring progress of the construction of both Kenol-Sagana-Marwa and Mau Mau roads to ensure they were completed on schedule.
The Sh. 30 billion Mau-Mau road is traversing Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri and Nyandarua counties and will open up the region and boost trade and transport in the region.
Kenol-Sagana-Marwa dual carriageway will cost the government Sh.14 billion and will traverse Murang’a, Kirinyaga and Nyeri counties. The government will use some Sh. 5.6 billion to compensate about 2,000 people whose land will be acquired to create room for the dualling of the road.
The road will pass through Makutano, Sagana and Karatina towns before terminating at Marua at the Nyeri-Nanyuki turn off.
The project funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) will see several buildings in Karatina town brought down as they sit on a stretch earmarked for the road.
Karatina bus termini will also be relocated as it lies on an area through which the road will pass.
Nyagwanga says the government was determined to see the two major projects concluded within the set timelines and wants the contractors to report any challenges they may face to his office immediately for appropriate action to be taken.