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Road contractors set to be paid once inspection exercise is finalized

Road contractors set to be paid once inspection exercise is finalized

Trans Nzoia,

Monday, May 13, 2024

KNA by Isaiah Nayika

Road contractors in Trans Nzoia County will soon smile to the bank once the ongoing inspection exercise is completed.

The County Roads Inspection Committee (CRIC) which comprises of representation from the Department of Roads and Public Works, Governor’s Delivery Unit (GDU) and Department of Procurement kicked of the scrutiny process on Thursday last week has announced.

The Eng. Rachael Wangoi led Committee started off the exercise by inspecting construction of Satrina-Mukuha VTC, Saboti-One Way, Saboti Catholic Church-Sukwo Primary School roads in Saboti Ward, as well roads in Kinyoro Ward, Saboti Sub County.

The Committee had revealed that the inspection exercise had initially been hampered by the heavy rains hitting the country.

Affirming that the county government was ready to disburse funds to contactors who had done satisfactory work, the committee revealed that most of the roads scrutinized met the required standards.

“After this inspection exercise, the committee will compile a report on the findings which will set the tone for payments. Only contractors who would have done the required job will be paid,” she warned.

Aspects being looked at by the inspection team as revealed by Eng. Wangoi were grading and gravelling works, if bush clearing was done, if culverts were installed correctly and if the contractors adhered to the specified road width.

Eng. Wangoi urged each contractor to be on site during inspection to clear air on arising issues of failure to which could slow down the exercise and the payment process.

The County had set aside Sh90 million for the construction works which was presided over by Governor Natembeya at the kick off two months ago.

During the launch, Governor George Natembeya had stressed the need for contractors to adhere to timelines and quality, revealing that those who would meet the two conditions would receive payments on time.

Courtesy; KNA

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