PROCUREMENT LAWS The anti-graft watchdog has now fingered former LBDA
board members George Nichodemus and Innocent Obiri as some of the beneficiaries of the racket.
Through lawyer Kenneth Amonde, LBDA
said it was the proprietor of the unsecured plot.
management led by CEO Raymond Omollo has also been summoned by the committee and will appear on July 31, a day after the Cabinet secretary is questioned.The matter of the Lake Basin Mall has found renewed urgency as local Kisumu leaders push for the handover of the mall to LBDA
after it emerged that the expansive 60,000 square metre mall is being shunned by tenants over an Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) investigation.
" The LBDA
management led by CEO Raymond Omollo have also been summoned by the committee and will appear on July 31.
chairman Odoyo Owidi expressed concern on Friday that some county governors want to be given management of some projects undertaken by the authority.
said the company is not one of their members and that the association has strict criteria for the acceptance of new members, and the maintenance of their place in with the LBDA
A certificate of practical completion had been issued earlier on April 19, 2016.Despite a number of government ministries and agencies explicitly giving the mall a clean bill of health, the combination of the ongoing investigations and the dispute between the contractor, Erdemann Property Ltd, and the government over Sh645 million the former is demanding as financial has meant that prospective tenants have kept off due to the uncertainty that prevails.COMMERCIAL LOANThe other outstanding issue between the contractor and the government concerns the issue of LBDA
taking up the Sh2.5 billion bank loan that Erdemann took to construct the mall.
They claimed the ongoing investigation of former LBDA
officials over alleged corruption is a plot to sacrifice certain individuals.
Head Pantelis Leptos told CNA that on the agenda of the discussion were issues related to the issuance of planning permission and building permit as well as the issue of title deeds.
The raids follows months of investigations over financial improprieties in the construction of the mall.Several officials including a Cabinet minister and former directors of LBDA
have recorded statements with the EACC.
The minister was speaking shortly after a meeting at the Palace between President Nicos Anastasiades and leaders of the Cyprus Land and Building Developers Association (LBDA
says construction of Magwagwa multipurpose irrigation dam in Nyamira would enhance growth of Homa Bay, Nyamira, Kisii, Migori and Kisumu counties.