Construction of CBC Classrooms Phase ll kicks-off

Kimilili Deputy County Commissioner (DCC),Abdihakim Jubai, has confirmed the take-off of the Second Phase of the construction of CBC class room in Kimilili Sub-county in Bungoma County.

Speaking to KNA in his office, yesterday, DCC said that in the Second Phase, a total of 29 classrooms in 14 secondary schools are going to be put up.

“Each school will have two class rooms apart from St. Luke Kimilili boys which will have three classes at a cost of sh.788, 220 per class room,” he noted.

Jubai directed the procurement department to commence the process with immediate effect and asked the multi-agency technical committee to start monitoring the process in the schools that benefited.

According to Sub-county Director of Education Kimilili who is also the Secretary to Multi-agency Technical Committee, George Okoth, noted that the contractors will be allowed to use locally available materials and labour.

Okoth confirmed that in the first phase a total of 31 secondary schools benefited with a total of 35 classrooms, with 12 of them completed and issued with certificate of completion.

The Sub county director also said that 6 have been fully paid, 9 have been partially paid, while 6 contactors have not submitted for full payment.

Okoth noted that during the first phase the multi-agency technical committee in the sub county experienced several challenges implementing the project.

“Some contracts had no ability to carry out the project and had minimal supervision from the multi-agency technical committee.” He said

He further noted that some schools did not have enough space like St Luke’s Kimilili boys and St Theresa girls’ secondary schools.

However he said that as the second phase commences, the multi-agency technical committee will intensify monitoring to ensure standards have been met and second phase to be completed as scheduled.



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