Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba affirmed that the government has taken comprehensive measures to ensure the successful completion of all stalled stadium projects. This assurance came in response to a query from Marsabit County Senator, Mohammed Chute, regarding the progress of construction at Marsabit Stadium.
In a recent plenary session at the Senate, Senator Chute sought detailed information from the Cabinet Secretary regarding the status of the Marsabit Stadium construction. Specifically, he requested updates on the tendering process, the number of contractors who submitted bids, the winning contractor, and the total value of the awarded bid.
The Cabinet Secretary acknowledged that their evaluation had revealed deficiencies in project management, attributing the delays in stadium completion to this lack of efficiency.
Ababu emphasized that the government has implemented two significant interventions based on a preliminary assessment they had conducted. These interventions are aimed at addressing the identified issues and facilitating progress in the stadium projects.
Ababu highlighted essential aspects of the Master Plan, which centres on three main pillars: International Stadia, Regional Stadia with a priority on completing stalled projects, and community grounds, inclusive of academies.
Regarding the Marsabit Stadium project, he informed that it had undergone a special audit, currently in its final stages by the office of the Auditor General.
On the tender process for the construction contract of Marsabit Stadium, the CS stated that the procurement was seemingly carried out in adherence to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015.
The tender was advertised on the Sports Kenya website, www.sportskenya.org, on November 28, 2016.
Interested contractors were invited to collect the tender documents, and the tender submission period concluded on December 13, 2016. Additionally, a tender opening committee was appointed, as mandated by Sections 78 of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015.