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Kenya’s Engineers Board initiative to spur sector growth

Kenya's Engineers Board initiative to spur sector growth

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By Isaac OGANGA

Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) has called for closer working cooperation
among government agencies in the implementation of the engineers scale of
fees for professional engineers.

Built environment stakeholders in Kenya include  government, construction
firms, urban planners, surveyors, architects, regulators, county
governments, engineers, engineering institutions among others. “We encourage
all agencies to engage only professional services which will result in value
for money in the construction projects as well as guarantee public safety
and welfare,” said EBK Chairman Eng. Erastus K. Mwongera.

“A multiagency approach on collaboration will reduce the collapse of
buildings. Currently there are 3000 (registered) professional engineers and
the Board aims to increase the capacity to 10,000 professional engineers in
the next 5 years to be at par with the UNESCO ratio 1:5000 to realise
National Development Agenda in Kenya.

“EBK is encouraging County Governments  to come up with panels of
professional engineers to offer the services. This is because a lot of
development will be at the county level,” said the EBK Chairman.

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