President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday commissioned the construction of what will be Kenya's tallest building when completed.
Kenya's next tallest building to be erected in Nairobi's Hurlingham area
Could be new tallest building in Africa
The 50-storey G47 Ugatuzi Tower will be erected in Nairobi's Hurlingham area which will be 19 floors higher than the current tallest building in Kenya, Britam Tower which stands at 31 storeys and 200.1 metres.
The Sh5 billion skyscraper will be constructed from a partnership between the Council of Governors & the County Pension Fund (CPF).
A brief from State House noted that it could become the tallest building in Africa.
“It has been our desire to enhance coordination of county governments activities under one roof. Today marks the beginning of actualization to fulfil this desire by ground-breaking a magnificent devolution headquarters which will have 50 floors to accommodate council of governors offices, county satellite offices, county assemblies forum offices and the ministry of devolution and its related state agencies,” CoG chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya explained.
Deputy President William Ruto who also attended the commissioning ceremony added that the project will be
"It will make it that much more easy for devolution to succeed. It will provide the paradigm shift that we have all been looking for, for the bottoms up approach to our development, than the old one of trickle down," he stated.
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