Construction Costs Set to Soar


Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua

In summary:

  • NCA (National Construction Authority) fees is back.

  • Pegged at 0.5% of project cost or Kes 40 million whichever is higher.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (NEMA Application) Fees is back.

  • Both fees were scrapped in 2017 to reduce the cost of construction.

  • A cabinet sub-committee voted to reinstate the fees on 5 July 2021.

A Cabinet sub-committee has approved the reinstatement of construction levies, setting the stage for the return of the environmental audit fee that is as high as Sh40 million.


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