How do you streamline a multi-billion-shilling industry that thrives on chaos? In Kenya they have established an authority and given it the powers to clean the rot. John Njiraini met up with the Executive Director of the National Construction Authority(NCA) to determine the success they have had in regulating an industry that has been freewheeling for a long time.
The construction sector in Kenya had for years been one of the most chaotic, amorphous and one that anyone could claim a stake in from the mason who has never seen the inside of a classroom to the retired bureaucrat with a few contacts in government.
The establishment of the NCA therefore couldn’t have come at a better time to help streamline a freewheeling industry.