House team col­lects data on agen­cies vi­o­lat­ing ten­der laws

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

A par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee has started col­lect­ing in­for­ma­tion on gov­ern­ment agen­cies vi­o­lat­ing the 30 per cent ten­ders ini­tia­tive.

The Joint Par­lia­men­tary Com­mit­tee on Na­tional Co­he­sion and Equal Op­por­tu­ni­ties is seek­ing in­for­ma­tion from sup­pli­ers, who are yet to be paid and those that have been de­nied ten­ders.

Com­mit­tee chair­man John­son Sakaja said this is in line with a com­mit­ment by Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta dur­ing the re­cent youth sum­mit at State House. “We have em­barked on an ex­er­cise aimed at as­cer­tain­ing the com­pli­ance of the na­tional and county procur­ing en­ti­ties to the 30 per cent pro­cure­ment pref­er­ences law for youth, women and per­sons liv­ing with dis­abil­ity. This will in­clude iden­ti­fy­ing Ac­cess to Gov­ern­ment Pro­cure­ment Op­por­tu­ni­ties sup­pli­ers, who have not been paid,” he said.

He said his team also wants to iden­tify agen­cies, both at the na­tional and county gov­ern­ments, that have failed to ad­here to the re­quire­ment that they re­serve 30 per cent of their ten­ders for youth, women and per­sons with dis­abil­ity.

/OLIVER MATHENGE

Nom­i­nated MP John­son Sakaja and Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta at State House

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