So the Construction of Konza City is expected to start before the end of this year, in December. The Government confirmed that after picking US Consultancy firm Tetra Tech Inc to guide the first phase of the project. According to Business Daily Tetra Tech will among others do the land lease negotiation with investors, market the project and overseas firms that will lay infrastructure such as power, roads and sewerage .
It seems Tetra Tech would be everything in Konza. They will also carry out financial analysis on the project and conduct due diligence of investors to be awarded stakes in the city.
Ok, I am not a fan of Konza City but I was starting to get worried that the new management might abandon everything done by the likes of Dr.Ndemo and start on a new path. As much as some things did not add up under Ndemo, doing U-turn would have been the wrong turn to take. There are things which can be corrected, and that is why I have no problem with the fact that ICT Master Plan will be redesigned. Two areas which I hope the Government would take seriously are the issues of rural electrification and the Last Mile Connection.