NCA Lobbies for revision of regulations for better service delivery in the built environment
Written By Annette Njorge
The National Construction Authority has embarked on a country-wide public participation exercise to seek views on the Draft NCA (Amendment) Regulations 2023.
During a meeting held in Nakuru City that brought together built environment stakeholders from Kericho, Bomet, Narok, and Nakuru, Principal Secretary of State Department of Public Works Joel Arumanyong, emphasized that the amended regulations are intended to open up the process of registration of contractors.
“This exercise will ensure that gaps that have been identified in the last ten years such as that related to registration of electrical works contractors as well as the limits of value of work are resolved. Consequently, giving more opportunities to a larger spectrum of stakeholders in the built environment,” said the PS.
On his part QS Sang, the Chief Officer for Public Works County Government of Nakuru who represented Governor Susan Kihika while welcoming the PS and his team to Nakuru lobbied for possible recognition and registration of a classification for technical personnel who are designated as “Clerk of Works”. They play a major role in the implementation of projects.
He added that the County government under H.E Susan Kihika had made tremendous progress in ensuring competent technical personnel are involved in county projects including hiring of professionals in the built environment.
Director of Housing Arch Maruhi Maina stated that the County Government of Nakuru was collaborating with the NCA to assist artisans get relevant accreditation that will enable them to secure work in the Affordable Housing Programme and other projects.
He further welcomed the position taken by TVET in creating a flexible technical training curriculum that targets artisans through the Recognition of Prior Learning initiative. The program will assist them in acquiring skills that will ensure they transition from the 3-year temporary accreditation by NCA to the permanent renewable one.