Government Warns Contractors Not Following CBC Classroom Standards Will Not Be Paid
The government has issued a warning that payments will only be allowed for contractors who follow construction requirements in their task.
Moses Gicharu, the Deputy County Commissioner of Lugari Sub-County while at Luanda –Lugari Secondary School where he supervised classrooms meant for the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) said that some constructors had compromised the safety standards of the classrooms and that they would miss out on payment until the errors are fixed.
Gicharu revealed that there was pressure to complete the construction of CBC classrooms but that this should not be used as an excuse by some contractors to rush to complete the work at the expense of building quality and safe classrooms.
According to the deputy commissioner, the Sub-County CBC Implementation and Monitoring Committee wanted to prevent the collapse of the CBC classes in future.
“Our committee is comprised of Public Works Engineer and other technical officials who are advising us accordingly, on whether the construction works were safe for our children and teachers or not.
“I am asking the contractors to always stick to the building standards and the codes of regulations in both government and private construction works,” stated Gicharu.
Gicharu was concerned that construction engineers had reported violations of quality and safety requirements in the construction process of the CBC classrooms. He said revealed that payments will only be issued when the work is redone to the appropriate levels.
Besides, the DCC revealed that contractors who have won bids to construct new government facilities or renovate existing government buildings must not compromise quality requirements.
Gicharu said that his office together with other Departments, Ministries and Agencies was eager to ensure that the government’s agenda and other safety measures are complied with.
Gicharu and the CBC Implementation and Monitoring team inspected CBC-inbuilt classrooms in the Lugari Sub-County where they promised to guarantee the safety of both students and teachers.