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The Authority on Monday, 18th February commenced stakeholder workshops to review the Draft Code of Conduct for the Construction Industry, The workshops took place at Nomad Hotel in Garissa County, Boma Inn in Nyeri County and Kisii Polytechnic in Kisii County.
Section 5(2) (m) of the National Construction Authority (NCA) Act requires the Authority to develop and publish a Code of Conduct for the Construction Industry, which is necessary to guide and regulate the conduct of parties engaged in construction-related procurement and to establish the standards of practice that participants may expect from each other and against which they can be measured.
The initial Code of Conduct was published in 2015, and its review was necessitated by various factors, specifically progressive developments witnessed in the industry over the last three years, and requirements of Article 6.0 of the current Code which requires the Authority to carry out review after every three years.
The draft of the reviewed Code of Conduct embraces the diverse players in the industry, such as consultants, contractors, employers, procuring agents, employees and suppliers. It serves as a guide to the parties in the execution of their obligations and further addresses measures for enforcement, monitoring and evaluation of its performance, mechanisms for prompt reporting of any violations and its review.
The public participation workshops are scheduled to take place across all regions of the country, in the counties of Nairobi, Embu, Kisumu, Nyeri, Kisii, Kakamega, Mombasa, Garissa, Eldoret, Machakos, Isiolo and Nakuru. To view the full schedule of workshops, click HERE.
Members of the public can access the draft document on the Authority’s website, and send written submissions detailing their suggestions and recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also write to the Secretariat, Construction Industry Code of Conduct via post office box 20146-00100, Nairobi. Participants can also hand deliver their submissions to NCA Headquarters on the 9th floor of KCB Towers in Upper Hill, Nairobi on or before 22nd February, 2019.
To view the draft reviewed Code of Conduct, click HERE.