President's Order On Review of Fees Gives Hope to Developers

Developers could get a major reprieve after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered a review of the fees charged by two construction sector regulators.

President Kenyatta called for an immediate review of the charges levied by the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) and the National Construction Authority (NCA), terming them prohibitive.

Nema charges 0.1 per cent of a project's cost for environmental audits while the NCA has a 0.5 per cent levy to run its operations.