Youths to get 10pc State contracts starting July 1
02 July 2012, 08:09
Nairobi - As of July 1 2012, the youth are now enjoying a 10 percent of the procurement contracts in all government institutions, following a directive issued by President Mwai Kibaki in February this year.
Speaking to Capital News, Public Procurement Department Director at the Ministry of Finance Celestine Otunga on Friday said for any youth to qualify, he or she must own an enterprise, have professional qualifications and be between 18 to 35 years old.
Otunga, who was speaking during the launch of the Youth Access to these contracts amounting to KES75 billion, said the tenders to be given include supplying of goods like furniture, electronics, printing t-shirts, stationery and many others. Services include consultation, taxi services, event organizing, courier services among others.
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