Developer calls for calm as 2.4 billion project is temporarily halted
Erdemann Properties Limited (EPL) has urged its clients and home owners to be patient as its management straightens out issues surrounding the temporary halting of construction works at the proposed Sh 2.4 billion Great Wall Gardens phase Three (GWG 3).
Edermann Properties Limited, through its Managing Director Zeyun Yang, urged London Distillers Kenya (LDK) a distillery neighboring the construction site to comply with the provided NEMA requirements to facilitate peaceful co-existence between the two firms.
Zeyun added that Edermann Properties Limited has no business rivalry against their neighbor LDK.
Speaking at the proposed Great Wall Gardens Three (GWG 3) site, Zeyun said that he was speaking on behalf of over 2,500 home buyers and over 10,000 residents of Great Wall Gardens.
“We reiterate that we are more than willing to co-exist with LDK after they comply with the NEMA requirements of air emissions and effluent discharge,”
At the same time, he informed the general public that the construction of proposed GWG 3 has been temporarily stopped because there is a pending case filed by LDK at the tribunal.
“You can see for yourselves that despite today being a working day, there are no worker’s on site and the site is deserted,”
Zeyun told the press.
Zeyun said that they have sold over 200 units to various home buyers and all of them will be worried about the completion of their houses and maturity of their return on investments which could be affected.
“We would be having over 2,000 workers but they have all lost their jobs from the evening of Friday October 18, 2019,”
The director said that they have hundreds of suppliers who supply materials to them and their businesses have now stalled or have been interrupted.
He said that affordable housing delivery project under the Big 4 agenda which EPL is playing a critical role in Kenya is being threatened, hindered and seriously affected.
“We appeal to the general public that EPL and GWG are complainants who raised the pollution issues by our immediate neighbor LDK,”
According to Zeyun, LDK has been polluting the environment for the 35 years it has been in existence.
“We believe that EPL, GWG and Athi River residents did the right thing by raising our voices over the pollution matter according to Section 43 of the constitution,”
said John Rajwayi Erdemann Property Limited head of planning.
The Sh 2.4 billion project has over 2000 workers who risk losing their jobs.
The company has called on their clients including home owners and suppliers to be patient as things will be back in order soon and that those who already purchased should not be worried as their houses shall be delivered on time`.
On October 18,2019 in Machakos, Judge Oscar Angote stopped the construction of the proposed Great Wall Gardens pending the determination of the matters in court.
“We ask whether innocent complainants should be punished for protecting our environment occasioning such great loss,”
“We as EPL under the leadership of our Chairman and Managing Director John Zeyung Yang believe in the rule of law and trust that the rule of law shall be followed by all in Kenya. We have the confidence Kenya is headed the right direction despite the challenges it faces,”
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