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Meru County to construct Sh300m Governor’s mansion

The Meru County government plans to construct a residence for the governor at a whopping Sh300 million.

The construction of the residence, complete with a gymnasium and sauna, is to start soon.

According to an advert Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Nation, the Meru administration intends to undertake the construction of modern Governor’s mansion.

The advert further states that the works comprise of the main house, domestic quarters, swimming pool, ablution block, gymnasium and sauna.

The Meru County Integrated Development plan (CIDP) 2013-2017 launched in mid-last year said the governor’s residence should be ready for occupation by December 2015.

The CIDP states that the Governor’s official residence is to be constructed in Meru town at an estimated cost of Sh300 million.

SUBMIT BIDS

The governor’s executive mansion will be a three storied, self-contained; 10 bedroomed house comprising of self-contained two-bedroomed staff and security team houses, a conference facility, offices and a swimming pool as well as a fountain and a gun facility.

Tenderers are required to submit their bids on or before February, 25 at the County headquarters.

The county government expects to finance the project from its budget and funding from development partners.

Other projects listed in the five year plan under governance and public administration include construction of Governor’s plaza at an estimated cost of Sh700 million, Citizen Huduma Centers, Sh260 million, purchase of 50 vehicles Sh210 million, construction of sub-county and Ward offices, Sh200million and renovations Sh100 million.

A recent World Bank report listed Meru County to have used only 16 per cent of money allocated to it on development but governor Peter Munya disputed the report saying more than 38 percent was channeled to development.