To trade as a construction company in Kenya, you will require to register your company with National Construction Authority (NCA).
The function of the National Construction Authority is to oversee the construction industry and coordinate its development.
If you are planning to carry out any business of a contractor in Kenya, you must apply for Compliance Certificate with NCA.
According to National Construction Authority (NCA), here are the steps you need to take in order to register your construction project and make payment for the levy;
Step 1: You will need to fill the project registration form with all relevant information that is being requested.
Step 2: After filling the form, you will need to submit the form with signed contract document or letter of award or signed agreement form and BOQ summary.
Step 3: National Construction Authority will then process your application within one working day depending on its workload.
Step 4: The Levy Payment Notification Letter and the invoice will be issued to you.
Step 5: Once you make payment towards the invoice, the Compliance Certificate will be issued to you.
Step 6: You can now proceed to start your construction project upon receiving your Compliance Certificate.
If you are register with NCA as a limited company, you will be eligible for registration if at least one of the partners or directors of the company possesses construction technical qualifications, skills or experience.
According to the National Construction Authority Act 2011, any person who contravenes the Act commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one million shillings, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both, and in the case of a continuing offence, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues.
Learn more about the National Construction Authority Act 2011
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