Association of Contractors in Kisii County warn against shoddy performance, else they blacklist substandard colleagues

Kisii Contractors led by group chair Wilfred Bosir

Kisii County Contractors Association is set to begin blacklisting shoddy and no-performing contractors from the group.

The new group chair Wilfred Bosire said the shoddy contractors were giving the association a bad name and may miss out on future tenders.

“A taskforce will soon be set up to look into the conduct of all contractors hired to undertake work in the region with view to evaluating their performance ahead of weeding out cowboy contractors,” said Bosire.

He said the body was aware of the flurry of complaints regarding work done poorly by some rogue contractors and thus the need to act swift to save the reputation of those who do their work well.

“As a body we need contractors who will be doing work according to the set guidelines and standards,’’ said Bosire.

Bosire was voted in on Monday to take over from James Mariera who ended his three-year term as the association boss.

Bosire lauded County governor James Ongwae for paying the pending bills to the association members saying it helps them to fast-track projects on time.

He further promised to fight for the disabled and youth to also get a share of the tenders advertised by the regional government.

‘’We don’t want to be seen as anti-youth, in fact we want that more of them to establish firms to enable them pitch for many of the tenders from both the national and county government,’’ said Bosire.

His sentiments were echoed by vice chairman Daniel Rabura said that they will ensure the work done is perfect.

Organizing secretary Emmanuel Mwangi, Secretary General Hoffman Ondieki said that they will ensure that all the contractors are paid well.

They urged the contractors to do the work according to the guidelines laid down.



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