Ministry Warns Against Delaying And Blocking CBC contractors Payment.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has warned ministry officials against manipulating the system and delaying payment to contractors who have completed the construction of Competent Based Curriculum classrooms.
Magoha stated that there were some issues with contractors who had completed work.
He confirmed that the government has set aside Sh3.2 billion to pay contractors who have completed their work and that there should be no bottlenecks in the process.
Speaking at Aluor Girl’s and Ramba Boy’s High Schools in Siaya County, where he assessed the construction of CBC classrooms, he stated that the payment process for those who had completed the work should take no more than three days once the proper paperwork is brought to the ministry.
“If officials bring papers which are not correct, the ministry will start acting as from next week because we do not want rogues and crooks in our system. This is because there are very clear guidelines on what one has to do to ensure the papers are ready for payment,” said Magoha.
He asked his officers to double-check the documents before taking them to Jogoo House noting that the money does not have any percentage for anybody since it is all going to the vendor.
Magoha said that President, Uhuru Kenyatta has ensured there is liquid money waiting to be used to pay those who have completed the classrooms.
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The CS instructed officials in his ministry, including regional directors of education, regional commissioners, and others, to contact him directly if any problems arose.
“I will swiftly ensure the roadblock is removed. This is because we are constructing these classrooms at Sh788,000 and the Sh200,000 or Sh300,000 profit is meant for the local contractor or vendor.