The National Building Review Board-NBRB, on Saturday, closed a section of
Speke Courts Hotel, following the collapse of a building.
The NBRB officials led by the head of enforcement, Jafar Magyezi noted that the
extension building was attached to the guests’ rooms which could put the lives
of the guests at risk.
notes that the developer cleared the crime scene without the knowledge of the
City security officials which has hindered investigations.
Herbert Zziwa says that the developer had disregarded the technical committee’s
recommendations and instead resolved to sanction fresh construction works at
the exact area, where the building collapsed.
that the area has been cordoned off as a crime scene for a period of two
weeks, with hopes of enabling expert engineers to thoroughly investigate the
exact cause of the collapse. He adds
that NBRB experts will also assess the viability of other hotel buildings,
which are suspected to have been constructed without adherence to the physical
in: “it is for…
Cue out…they’re told otherwise,”.
Management of the hotel declined to comment on
the directives from the review board.
On Wednesday, the National
Building Review Board-NBRB said that preliminary findings indicate that
the extension building collapsed largely due to poor quality
construction materials and lack of supervision.
two-floor building still under construction collapsed on Monday
night. Eyewitnesses say that the building collapsed at around 7:00 PM
while casual laborers were finalizing their day’s duty.