INVESTORS in Bondo and Rarieda districts have been warned against constructing substandard structures. Bondo district public works officer Vincent Okoth said most of the buildings constructed in the region do not meet the basic building requirements. He said his office is being accused of negligence yet private investors have opted to use shortcuts in a bid to reduce expenses. "Due to under staffing in the department we are forced to hire services of private entities who are easily compromised by wayward investors to under quote the estimates," he said.
He challenged the municipal council to enforce by-laws requiring building owners to submit their structural plans to the relevant authorities for approval, adding that due to lack of enforcement some people seek approval when their buildings are already underway.
Okoth warned those found to be flouting the construction requirements to follow the right channels. He advised the local CDF project committees to support few projects they are able to fund instead of many projects which end up being neglected before completion.