Kenya’s National Construction Authority says most builders untrained

09 October 2015

Kenya’s National Construction Authority (NCA) has lamented the lack of skills among construction workers in Kenya. In its new report, NCA reveals that 83% of construction workers in Kenya lack formal training and that they mostly learn through experience.

NCA also revealed that only 139,523 construction workers are registered.
According to the NCA report, the organisation has started a training programme that will see all eligible workers trained, registered and issued with identity cards to act as proof.

The move is aimed at addressing the deficiency of skilled workers in the industry.
The report which was conducted in 11 regional offices across the country showed that only 3% of workers in the construction industry are women.

In a move that is fast gaining traction among industry players, Bamburi Cement has announced that it would train 1,600 masons.

The National Construction Authority in Kenya is mandated to streamline, overhaul, and regulate the construction industry.

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