The owner of Upper Hill’s 45-floor tower risks losing land after environmental concerns were raised.

Developers of Pinnacle Towers were given a 14-day ultimatum to restore environmental safety at the site or forfeit the land.

The National Construction Authority (NCA) said a deep excavation on the project site posed a safety hazard.

NCA urged developer, Jabavu Village Limited, to take remedial measures or face prosecution.


Orders issued

A notice by NCA executive director Maurice Akech stated that the authority will recommend remedial action and possible repossession of the land.

“The authority will also recommend the necessary remedial action to be undertaken by the government at the developer’s cost and repossession of the land in line with the conditions of the title,” the notice read.

Meanwhile, NCA ordered all developers who are not proceeding with construction projects to draw water and refill the excavations by the end of September.