13 December 2022 - NW4719
Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Whether her department has considered purchasing more of its own buildings and/ or apartments for residential purposes of missions to reduce its expenditure on rentals; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so (2) Whether her department has taken any action and/or steps in this regard ; if not why not; if so, what are the details of the timeline with dates that her department would start to buy properties?
1. Yes, the Department is considering purchasing properties for Chanceries and residential purposes.
2. The Department is currently considering the purchase of a Chancery property in Nairobi. It is envisaged that a feasibility study, as well as valuation for the proposed acquisition of the Chancery in Nairobi will be finalised by end of January 2023. The outcomes of the two studies will inform the decision to purchase the targeted property.