The Principal Secretaries are conducted around the complex by State Department for Trade & Enterprise Development top officials.
NDITC tour KIBT
28th January, 2021
By Public Communications Unit
The National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC) today toured the multi-million Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT) in Parklands, to inspect the ongoing construction works funded by the Government.
The Committee which comprises Principal Secretaries from various Ministries, toured the seven-story complex whose construction started in 1994 and has since cost over Ksh 1.1 billion, to address the challenges hindering its completion, which is now projected to be in June 2021.
Led by Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry Dr Chris Kiptoo, the team which also included some Presidential Delivery Unit officials, were shown the Kenya US Free Trade Area negotiation rooms, the Kenya National Multi Commodities Exchange (KOMEX) amphitheatre and trading offices among other departments already occupying the completed floors in the complex.
The Principal Secretaries, in their remarks, lauded the good work conducted by the various departments of the State Department for Trade and Enterprise Development (SDT&ED) towards improved and sustained local and international trade. They agreed that other Government Ministries be encouraged to occupy the building once complete, to save on money spent renting private premises.
They promised to address the challenges outlined that led to the project stalling severally over the 27 years it has been under construction, saying the few works remaining outstanding like internal partitioning, would be finished in the shortest time possible.
SDT&ED was represented in the function by Secretary of Trade Dr Bruno Linyuru, Ms Catherine Njoroge the Acting Director of KIBT, Peter Njoroge the Head of the Kenya US FTA Secretariat, Jared Nyaundi the Acting Director of KOMEX and the Secretary of Administration Said Warfa, among other departmental heads.
KIBT currently has 40 accommodation rooms for trainees, several fully furnished lecture rooms, offices, a library and a huge amphitheatre.