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Tuesday May 24, 2016

New Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) board members have been appointed following expiry of the contracts of the former executive team.

Information and Technology secretary Joseph Mucheru named five new directors — Haron Nyakundi (building economist), Victoria Jepkemoi Chepseba, Mbithe Muema, Caroline Wangui Kariuki and Kaburu Mwirichia. The board is chaired by Reuben Mutiso, an architect.

The new board’s tenure is for three years, effective from 6th May. The team will be in charge of regulating, monitoring and evaluating the development of the multi-billion shilling ICT Park that is hinged on a private-public partnership financing model.

“We have taken time to ensure that KoTDA gets a well constituted board with regards to expertize. I am confident that the new team will steer the authority in the path of success and the project will soon fully take off,” said Mr Mucheru.

The government is providing basic infrastructure like roads and electricity for the Sh595.8 billion project.

Last week, it connected Konza to high voltage power, becoming the latest infrastructure at the city as it races against time to make the project a reality.

The connection follows completion of a 132KV substation in Konza to supply the Techo City with high voltage power tapped from the Juja-Rabai line.

This now paves the way for businesses to start investing in the mega project and also marks completion of the government-led infrastructure in phase 1 of the project.

The board’s composition signals that the government is keen on the design of the park, based on the high number of architects.

Mr Nyakundi, whose contract was extended for another three years, is a building economist while Mr Mwirichia is a management and energy systems engineer and a former director-general of the Energy Regulatory Commission.

Ms Muema is an investment banker. Ms Chepseba is a lawyer while Ms Kariuku is an architect.

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