Fit for Purpose

The State Department has undertaken to review its Organization Structure and Schemes of Service for a revived and refocused entity. The processes and structures are being reviewed by several State Officers through a working workshop at the Public Works Sports Club in South C, Nairobi. The Public Service Commission has also been engaged in the process.

BORAQS Board induction at Safari Park Hotel

An Induction ceremony was held on Thurday 12th February, 2016 for the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The ceremony was attended by among others the Vice Chancellor of Management University of Africa, Dr. Nicholas Letting, PhD, HSC. The Board was challenged to respond to the dynamically changing high expectations of the Kenyan Society.

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PS Prof. Paul Maringa (centre), Arch. Nathan Kureba (Board Chair – left) and QS. George Omondi (Registrar BORAQS – right) having a light moment

NHC signs Performance Contract

“Kenyans should be happy with what the government is doing for them” said Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development during a press briefing this morning after signing the performance contract for National Housing corporation. He assured Kenyans that very soon the ministry will hand over the Kibera Slum Upgrading Project houses, now that the court case involving it was cleared. Also present was the Ministry’s three Principal Secretaries, the CEO NHC, the Secretary Housing and other senior officials from the ministry.

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Agreement being signed by both parties

Crown Paints to enhance collaboration with the State

The State Department of Public Works has agreed to cooperate with Crown Paints Kenya Ltd. to engage construction industry professionals and also allow for their familiarization with its new and emerging products. Discussions were held with the Principal Secretary Prof. Arch. Paul Mwangi Maringa and the following outputs were agreed upon:

  1. Training of 19 industry entrepreneurs in India at its training facility.
  2. Creation of a local training institute in conjunction with the National Construction Authority (NCA). With future plans to expand to the Counties.
  3. Enhanced exposure to new and emerging products form Crown.

In attendance were also:

  • Mr. Rakesh Ranjan, Sales Manager,  Crown Paints Kenya Ltd.
  • Mr. Sanjiv Datta, Chief Technical Officer,  Pidilite Industries, India.
  • Mr. Sudhkar Gutta, Business Development Manager, Crown Classics Ltd.

PAC Visits West Park

The public accounts committee chairman Eng. Nicholas Gumbo together with other PAC officials accompanied by the Principal Secretary, State Department of Public Works Prof. Paul Mwangi, paid a visit to the police housing units at West Park, Langata area. Concerns where raised over how the tenders were awarded and allocation of houses to the police officers.However, they were happy to see that the project was complete and handed over. They acknowledged the initiative by the State Department of Public Works to start a second phase of the project to cater for community facilities.

PAC visits Kibish

The Parliamentary Accounts Committee today visited the remote Kibish Police, AP & GSU Camp and inspected the work undertaken by the State Department of Public Works.

Public Accounts Committee
The Public Accounts Committee is established pursuant to the provisions of S.O. No. 205. It consists of a chairperson and not more than sixteen other Members. The Public Accounts Committee is responsible for the examination of the accounts showing the appropriations of the sum voted by the House to meet the public expenditure and of such other accounts laid before the House as the Committee may think fit. The Public Accounts Committee constituted immediately following the general election shall serve for a period of three calendar years and that constituted thereafter shall serve for the remainder of the parliamentary term. The Public Accounts Committee elects a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among its members.