Relief to JSS Classrooms Contractors
Relief to JSS Classrooms Contractors. For the country’s CBC classrooms, the Ministry of Education has released Ksh. 2.5 billion to pay off arrears owed to contractors.
The Ministry of Education is about to clear the payment for the contractors who have been waiting to receive it.
The cost to build each of the 3,500 classrooms was Ksh.778,000, and it is this sum that will be utilized to determine payments to the contractors.
One of the contractors is named Debra Atieno. She constructed three classrooms in two different Siaya County schools. She admitted to Education Highlights a month ago that her debts were making her hopeless. She is singing a different song right now.
Debra says, “I was crying the last time I was here, but today I can smile all the way to the bank…”
Thousands more others around the state and nation share Debra’s happiness. The payments will be made during the course of the week, but the contractors must first clear a few formal requirements in order to receive their checks and the money in their accounts.
The Ministry acknowledges the outstanding payments in a message to all sub county directors of education and orders that the Ksh. 2.5 billion be paid to the contractors.
However, the contractors must first present documentation of the completed work.
The project managers will receive the bills from the contractors and confirm the amount that will be paid to them.
The contractors must also submit
- award letters,
- contract agreements,
- KRA certifications,
- partnership agreements,
- valid tax compliance certificates,
- and certificates of occupation.
In addition to the minutes of the sub county technical committee approving the payments.
They are prepared for this last step, according to Debra.
The paperwork that were in Nairobi were delivered back, and now Debra plans to deliver them to the appropriate schools so that she may get compensated.
With this payment, the government’s ambitious plan to expand classroom space in schools as part of the rollout of the CBC educational system comes to an end. The number of classrooms in the country has increased by a total of 10,000.
However, because the intentions to house junior secondary school children in secondary schools were reversed, keeping them in the primary school sector, the majority of the additional classrooms won’t be used by those students today.