NG-CDF to advertise fresh tenders, CEO reveals

Education NG-CDF Tenders

National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) Board will conduct a fresh tendering process aimed at expediting the process of constructing school facilities across the country.

The NG-CDF Board Chief Executive Officer Yusuf Mbuno revealed this while speaking at Lower Kipkaren Primary School in Turbo Sub-County, Uasin-Gishu County on July 17.

He said the board had terminated the contracts of several contractors behind stalled projects worth billions of shillings across the country.

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

Nonetheless, Mbuno assured the affected institutions spread across the 290 constituencies in the country that there was 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 stated that the majority of the contractors had demonstrated that they lacked the capacity to successfully implement the infrastructural projects giving his board no option but to terminate the contracts to protect taxpayers’ money.

Mbuno regretted that a majority of them had hardly achieved 3 percent of what they had promised when they applied for the tenders.

“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.

While at the institution, he was shocked to learn that the management of the secondary school section had converted a dormitory into a classroom 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 were futile.

By Vostine Ratemo

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