Residents of Ruiru to get construction jobs
The developers of Tatu City will give priority to residents of Ruiru Municipality for construction jobs once the main build begins at the country's first privately managed city. Chairman of Tatu City Ltd Nahashon Nyagah said the local community will get 40-60 per cent of jobs that will be created in the course of construction. He said an initial 3,000 construction workers would be required when actual construction of houses starts, with more workers needed gradually over the 10-year build time of the private city.
He was speaking in Ruiru at the weekend during a clean-up exercise organised by the firm at BTL Village adjacent to the Tatu City site. “We are actively engaging the local community on various fronts as we want them to feel part of the Tatu City project and begin seeing its benefits,” he said, urging the residents of Ruiru to apply for professional and specialised jobs such as engineers, quantity surveyors and architects.
“We are not just looking at hiring raw (sic) labour. We also require professionals and locals who possess expertise to apply.” Initial works at the site, North-West of Nairobi, begun in May with Gibb Africa and SS Mehta currently building roads, sewer lines, drainage and other enabling works for Phase 1AA of the project, which is expected to be complete in 2014.