Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, Thursday, hosted The Senate’s Finance & Budget Committee who were on a fact-finding mission following a petition seeking to oversight the acquisition of National Bank Of Kenya Building by the County Government.
The Deputy Governor took the opportunity to show the committee how the process of acquisition followed the due process by the Public Procurement and Disposal Act.
We have correspondences with PPRA, The Treasury has given us all the necessary approvals for the purchase”, Chemno Said.
The leader of the mission Sen Rose Nyamunga said that her team acknowledges that the process was indisputable but they sought to assess value for money on the procurement of the building.
Speaking during the meeting, CECM for Lands and Urban Planning Eng Nelson Maritim explained to the committee how the County Government has for the last seven years allocated money for the expansion of office space to house government departments in one location.
The team was also shown various land parcels in town which would have been used for the establishment of an ideal County Headquarters but have since been grabbed and court cases are ongoing.
Speaking on behalf of the committee Senator Nyamunga said that her team would write a report on their findings. She further said that the County County Government of Uasin Gishu needed more space for the smooth operation of the departments.
Also present during the meeting were, Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, Uasin Gishu Senator Margaret Kamar.