10 December 2012

Kenya: Stalled Govt Houses to Be Completed, Says PS

Housing PS Tirop Kosgei yesterday said the government has formed a program to look into the completion of thousands of stalled state housing units across the country.

Under the Stalled Projects completion program, the PS said the government was working with consultants to evaluate remaining costs and ensure that the houses are completed to meet high demand by civil servants.

Speaking in Kapsabet when he chaired a stake holders meeting for a Medium term Plan 2013-2017, Tirop said his ministry was concerned by the large number of incomplete state housing units citing those in Kapsabet which were abandoned by contractors two decades ago.

The PS warned that if proper development is not established, the town could soon have mushrooming of slums and unplanned settlements. He asked the local authorities to be watchful and ensure that all buildings are approved before being established.

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